SafetyOn 2020 Onshore Wind Health and Safety Incident Data Report

SafetyOn is the health and safety organisation for the Onshore wind sector. Providing leadership in health and safety for the dynamic and innovative onshore wind industry.
What do SafetyOn do?

SafetyOn provide leadership and support to companies and individuals within the onshore wind industry. The onshore wind energy industry is innovative and evolving, SafetyOn share resources and learning regarding health and safety as well as supporting industry stakeholders to manage emerging risks.

Their key objectives are to – 

  • provide health and safety leadership across the onshore wind sector;
  • seek participation of companies from across the onshore wind sector and partner with relevant trade organisations, consultancies and others;
  • monitor and gather data on the health and safety performance of the sector;
  • make use of and ensure effective communication of new and existing good practice and experience both from the UK and internationally;
  • seek to share knowledge and good practice with associated sectors, including offshore wind, conventional generation and power networks, in the UK and beyond as appropriate

As part of the Energy Institute, SafetyOn have established a network of HSE experts as well as stakeholders and other professionals to promote a strong and constantly improving safety culture.

The 2020 Onshore Wind Health and Safety Incident Data Report

The 2020 Onshore Wind Health and Safety Incident Data Report has been compiled to provide an overview of health and safety incidents members of the SafetyOn community have experienced throughout 2020. Information was gathered by the Energy Institute by using a consistent process to build a solid foundation, with data submitted by SafetyOn members on a quarterly basis.

This is the first report from SafetyOn and 6,971,142 working hours were reported with a total of 532 incidents. The information was reviewed and analysed across these categories – 

• Project status (i.e., development, construction, operation)
• Nature of work (i.e., routine maintenance, access and egress, electrical systems, etc)
• Nature of response and actual consequence (i.e., emergency response medical evacuation, medical treatment, lost work day incident, etc)
• By body part injured (i.e., hand, head, back, leg, foot, etc)

The reported incidents took place across different projects – 86% happened on onshore operating wind farms, 12% on construction projects, 2% on sites under development and 0.4% working from home.

Find out more and read the report – here

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