Renewables

    Darren Procter

    Offshore oil, gas and renewables: time to close the regulatory void

    The recent tragic disappearance of a worker from a floating offshore drilling rig in the North Sea has highlighted concerns UK authorities have insufficient powers to regulate the safety of vessels operating in the UK’s offshore oil, gas and renewables industry.

    By Darren Procter, RMT on 14 July 2023

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    The energy transition: why we need to manage the safety risks

    The move to renewable and low carbon energy sources like hydrogen will clearly present new safety risks, but developments in technology like gas detection monitoring will help to keep workers and the public safe.

    By David Head, Draeger Safety UK on 06 June 2023

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    Offshore wind turbines: managing the safety risks

    As we strive to move from reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy, one area of crucial importance will be wind power – both onshore and offshore. However, there are some important health and safety factors and risks that must be taken into account and carefully managed by those constructing, operating and maintaining offshore wind turbines and farms.

    By Bruce Craig, Pinsent Masons on 10 June 2022

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    Renewables: time for a big push on safety

    The UK’s renewable energy sector is set for huge growth in the coming years, but there are worrying signs its health and safety performance is lagging behind.

    By Sue Ferns, Prospect union on 22 February 2022

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    Clean energy: the safety risks

    The planned transition to cleaner sources of energy like hydrogen will help us reach our climate change goals, but the safety risks must not be overlooked.

    By Paul Davidson, Dräger Marine and Offshore on 01 November 2021