We held another successful Safety Forum in late February, kindly hosted by Siemens Gamesa at their Newcastle offices. With contributions form Trevor Johnson, HSE Hd of Wind Energy team and Julie Carlton, Hd of Seafarer Safety & Health at the MCA and very good level of participation from the 35 attendees this was another very useful safety exchange. The mix of corporate and operating NWA members as well as other invited guests gave a breadth to the discussion that ensured all went away having gained something from the day- with all of us gaining an insight into the complexity of managing 100s of wind turbines operating around the UK, after a tour of Siemens-Gamesa’s control room during the day.
We also made the draw for the bottle of Malt whisky for all those who had returned their Safety Statistics by that date – and earlier this month I reluctantly handed over the prize to Tipu Parvez, Manager at Riverside Thames at their offices in East London – Photo. Riverside Thames are the division of Cory Environmental that handle and move the waste barges on the Thames, moving all of central London’s waste to their waste recycling plant lower down the Thames estuary, thereby minimising 100s of lorry road miles in London every day.