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Session Titles and Session Descriptions

 

A2: Regulatory & Legal Update

This session will discuss regulatory and legal issues for major jurisdictions. The session will consider the impact and consequences to our industry of new and changed regulation. The session will also highlight the consequences of new legal interpretations or new guidance provided to relevant statutory bodies.

 

B2: Statutory Examinations

This session will discuss requirements for, and implementation of statutory examinations. The session will consider the merits of a risk based approach and alternatives, for the programme of examination, and the extent to which systems can reduce risk and increase efficiency for maintenance operations.

 

C2: Skills & Competency

This session will discuss the cultural and behavioural challenges for the successful transition of personel into our industry from full time education, apprenticeships, and other relevant industry sectors. The session will also consider how the industry can ensure successful workforce retention.

           
 

 A3: Emergency Response

This session will discuss emergency preparedness and response. The session will consider the factors to be taken into account, such as; location, equipment, available resources, resource co-ordination, training and competence, drills and practise, skill fade, and the requirements regarding first aid and medical aid.

 

B3: Wind Turbine Hatches

This session will discuss operational risk factors and existing control measures relating to hatches in Wind Turbines. The session will consider the improvements for safety that might be offered in design, the development of a positive safety culture within organisations through workforce engagement.

 

C3: Wind Turbine Safety Rules

This session will discuss the adoption, implementation and application of the Wind Turbine Safety Rules regarding wind energy projects. This session will provide further guidance and clarity to duty holders, and contractors regarding the support procedures for the adoption, implementation and application of the Wind Turbine Safety Rules.

           
 

 A4: CDM

This session will discuss the scope and applications of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 regarding renewable energy projects. This session will provide further guidance and clarity to duty holders, and contractors regarding the requirements for contractor management and major component changes.

 

B4: Wind Turbine Certification

This session will discuss the requirements for the certification of wind turbines. The session will consider the benefits and implications of certification, as well as the consequences of third party parts and product improvement for certification.

 

C4: Arc Flash

This session will discuss operational risk factors and existing control measures relating to Arc Flash. The session will consider the development of a positive safety culture within organisations through workforce engagement regarding this issue. The session will also consider the improvements that might be offered by control measures such as arc-reduction switches and others.