Safety top of the renewables agenda
10 Feb 12 - Eddie Scott, HSE Manager
Last week I attended the eighth annual RenewableUK Health and
Safety Conference in Manchester. It was great to see such
high attendance at the event. Over 400 people were there to show
their commitment to ensuring health and safety remains the top
priority in the renewables industry.
Health and safety is our top priority at Aquamarine Power and it
always will be. We believe in the moral right of every person to
return from work in the evening as she/he turned up for it in the
morning. Right from the start everybody in our company
selected 'Safety' as one of our seven core values (it's the 'S' in
our INSPIRE motto) because we recognise the principal importance of
safety in everything that we do.
As part of this ongoing commitment, Aquamarine Power recently
signed up to the RenewableUK Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Health
and Safety Accord. The Accord was drawn up by
RenewableUK's Health and Safety working groups and is the result of
active engagement with key stakeholders such as the Health and
Safety Executive as well as the strong leadership and support of
The Crown Estate.
Clear and visible leadership
By signing up the Accord we have committed to demonstrating
clear and visible leadership on health and safety, working as an
industry to engage in self regulation by confronting the key health
and safety challenges ahead and taking a proactive stance on health
and safety to prevent and minimise current and future risks.
The principles and values in the Accord align with Aquamarine
Power's own values and we are delighted to participate in this
important initiative to help make marine renewables a safe industry
in which to work.