International Health & Safety 2018 Programme

08.30-09.00 Registration, Welcome Coffee and Exhibition Viewing  

A1: The Importance of Leaders

A discussion panel bringing together senior industry figures with a track record of strong commitment to health and safety leadership, to discuss good practices, challenges and opportunities. This session will highlight how our sector can come together to share information, and learn from new thinking and approaches.

Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
John McDonald, UK Managing Director, OPITO
Jonathan Cole, Managing Director - Offshore, ScottishPower Renewables & G+ Chair
Rachel Ruffle, RES

10.30 - 11.15

Coffee, Exhibition and Networking


A2: Emergency Response

This session will discuss emergency preparedness and response across renewables. Delegates will be able to engage with those leading in the development of the factors and resources to be considered. Hear from those working in regulations, standards, guidance and good practise at national agencies and industry that can be transferred across the onshore and offshore environments.

Chair: Peter Lloyd, Head of Centre of Compentence EHS Offshore, Siemens Gamesa

B2: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

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.

Chair: Chris Black, Health & Safety Manager, Onshore Renewables, ScottishPower Renewables
Trevor Johnson, Wind and Marine Energy Team - Energy Division, Health and Safety Executive (HSE)


Lunch, Exhibition Viewing, Networking and Meet the Hosts/Partners


13.45 15.00

A3: Drones: Integrating them Safely into Your Projects' Plans

The use of drones across infrastructure industries is gathering pace. Energy, including renewables, has been identified as leading sector of utilising drone technology. Hear from those who are working on the integrating the use of drones today and tomorrow into their plans to support Onshore and Offshore Windfarms. From those working in standards and guidance, to national agencies and industry players who have innovative plans for their future use.

Chair: Alan Chivers, Director, Renewables Consulting Group
Chris Fleming
, Chief Executive Officer, Cyberhawk
Nige Hewitt, Principal Consultant, Osprey Consulting Services


 B3: 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.


Chair: Nick Radforth, Electrical Safety Manager, Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
Ian Ord, Director of Renewables, Setter and Associates Ltd


Coffee, Exhibition & Networking



A4: The Role of Technical Standards & Certification

This session will discuss the role that technical standards and certification have in reducing projects risks. Hear from those leading in the drafting of technical standards, certification processes, insurance schemes and how they can impact on reducing the risks of managing assets safely, effectively and efficiently.

Chair: Sam Park, Renewables Consulting Group
Alistair Mackinnon
, Head of Standards, Conformity and Compliance, Energy Technology Centre
Tom Digby-Rogers, Lead Programme Manager, Sustainability, BSI
Joe Phillips, Partner, Everoze LLP

B4: Arc Flash

This session will discuss operational risk factors and existing control measures relating to Arc Flash. The session will consider the development 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.

Allan Brese, SSE