Wednesday 25th October 2017
We can confirm the Annual Dinner and AGM will once again be held at the Lakeside Hotel, Windermere on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January, following a similar format to last year.
We have again booked the entire hotel’s rooms for the night of Thursday 18th January as our membership numbers continue to grow. Rooms will be charged at £110.00 for single occupancy, £165.00 for double occupancy. Rooms will be limited to two per company initially to give all chance to attend, but, as always, we will try to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.
Please send your confirmation of attendance and accommodation requirements to the Secretary, Mark Ranson and NOT direct to the hotel.
Should you have any items to be considered for the AGM agenda, please also forward them to the Secretary. We will be circulating more details and a draft agenda in due course.
In advance of our AGM last Friday (19th), we held the latest meeting of our Safety Forum on Thursday afternoon. The forum – rescheduled from November – included its usual safety pause, and covered a number of pertinent issues including near miss reporting and accident statistics. It also provided an opportunity to recap on some of the key themes from last year’s events and consider how the programme will look in 2018.
The G+ has now released the revised 2nd edition of its Good practice guideline: the safe management of small service vessels used in the offshore wind industry. The publication has been made available for download via the Energy Institute website.
2017 was another busy year for the NWA – and its Secretary! - as we continued to push forward with important initiatives in the areas of training and vessel safety, while grappling with a number of legislative and regulatory issues affecting our membership.