International Health & Safety 2018 Programme
A1: The Importance of Leaders
A2: Emergency Response
B2: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
Lunch and Learn – Commercial Opportunities in China
A3: Drones: Integrating them Safely into Your Projects' Plans
B3: Wind Turbine Safety Rules
A4: The Role of Technical Standards & Certification
B4: Arc Flash
Welcome and Chair: Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
Hugh McNeal took up his post as Chief Executive of RenewableUK in April. Before this, he spent a substantial part of his career as a senior civil servant, most recently as Director of Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. His other roles have included Chief Executive of the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment at DECC, and Deputy Director of Low Carbon Business at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He was educated at the London School of Economics and Harvard University where he also taught from 1995 to 2000. Hugh was on the Board and then Chair of Equinox, a charity providing services to people seeking to overcome alcohol, drug and mental health problems, from 2002 until 2012. He lives in south London with his wife and young son.
John McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, OPITO
Mr McDonald’s remit involves driving safety and competency improvements to benefit the industry. He works closely with governments, national oil companies, operators and contractors. Mr McDonald took up the role in 2017 and previously held posts with OPITO as UK managing director and director for international workforce development. Prior to joining OPITO, Mr McDonald was a director at ACTVET, the government body charged with creating a vocational education and training system in Abu Dhabi. He was previously a director at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and led the development of new products and services and created new markets in Asia and the Middle East.
Jonathan Cole, Managing Director - Offshore, ScottishPower Renewables & G+ Chair
Jonathan Cole, Managing Director for Iberdrola’s Offshore Wind Business, leads the development, engineering, supply chain, construction, operation & maintenance of Iberdrola’s world-wide offshore portfolio from its global headquarters in the UK. Jonathan is a qualified solicitor and joined ScottishPower after several years as part of a large energy practice advising major energy companies. Within ScottishPower Renewables Jonathan has held the positions of Legal Director and Commercial Director before becoming the Managing Director for Iberdrola’s Offshore Wind Business in July 2011. Jonathan also participates at board level in various offshore wind industry bodies, including the Offshore Wind Industry Council, Offshore Wind Programme Board and the G9. In addition, Jonathan is Chairman of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Industrial Advisory Group.
Rachel Ruffle, Managing Director,
Rachel Ruffle is UK & Ireland’s Managing Director at RES. She is responsible for all aspects of RES’ onshore wind, solar and electricity storage development and construction. Previously at RES, Rachel worked as a Development Director and Senior Technical Manager modelling energy yield, power performance, noise and impacts on aviation and communications. Before joining RES in 1994, Rachel worked for JP Morgan. Prior to that, Rachel was a Research Engineer for British Telecom. Rachel is a Chartered Engineer. Outside of RES, Rachel is a member of the Advisory Committee for The Renewable Infrastructure Group (TRIG). In addition, Rachel is a Director of the trade association, RenewableUK.
Louise Kingham, Chief Executive, Energy Institute
Louise Kingham OBE FEI is Chief Executive of the Energy Institute (EI), the chartered professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together. The EI promotes excellence in energy by developing knowledge, skills and good practice, including as secretariat for the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation. Louise has spent 24 years working with energy professionals around the world. Prior to her appointment at the head of the EI in 2003, she was Director General of the Institute of Petroleum and Chief Executive of the Institute of Energy. In 2011 was awarded an OBE for services to the energy industry.
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.
Peter Lloyd is Head of the Centre of Competence EHS Offshore for Siemens Wind Power and is based in Hamburg. Within that role he support’s renewable industry stakeholders in developing best practice for offshore health and safety. Peter chair’s the RenewableUK Offshore Renewable Energy Emergency Forum (OREEF) and coordinated the production of the IOER-R document; he also assisted in the development of offshore renewable aviation and first aid standards . Prior to joining Siemens in 2011, Peter served in the Royal Air Force and specialized in the delivery and control of Search and Rescue helicopter operations.
Peter Lowson, Offshore Energy Liaison Officer, HM Coastguard, Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Search and Rescue within Windfarms
Pete has worked for HM Coastguard for many years, qualified as a Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, and has been actively involved in a number of high profile major incidents. He spent time working with an emergency response training provider before moving to his current job where he acts as HM Coastguard’s liaison officer with the offshore energy industries. He is highly experienced in maritime operations and is a subject matter expert on offshore energy SAR. He works closely with the major energy operators and support organisations, regulators and emergency services to ensure effective emergency response preparedness.
Dr Fiona Earle, Senior Lecturer, Psychology,
Human Factors Research and Development in Health and Safety
Fiona has almost 20 years’ experience of Human Factors and Occupational Psychology, working within the complimentary settings of academia and industry. Her interests are broadly based in the areas of stress, workload and fatigue and her focus has primarily been on researching these important concepts and applying this work to real-world settings. Specific areas of interest include: Understanding mental and physical workload and their relationship to fatigue, complex task performance and performance breakdown under stress, the impact of various non-optimal conditions on fatigue and the impact of shiftwork on performance and well-being.
Mark Jenkins, Risk and Stakeholder Manager,
Teesside Emergency Exercise: Testing Assumptions
Andrew Woods, Operations Policy
Mass Rescue and Medical Evacuation
Following a career in the Royal Navy, Andrew Woods joined the RNLI in 1994 and spent the majority of his early years in operational roles on the coast as Divisional Engineer, most recently as Principal Operations Engineer. In 2014 Andrew was selected to lead the ‘Safety Get On Board’ programme, transforming the RNLI’s approach to safety and introducing innovative new ways of working to engage its volunteers and staff in this critical area. A major development from that programme was the creation of a dedicated RNLI Incident Investigation team, which Andrew now leads within the Operational Policy value stream. Andrew and the team have worked hard to completely overhaul the Institution’s approach to incident investigation, creating a standardised process and a suite of resources and training designed to get to the root causes behind safety incidents and drive a positive safety culture. As an Operational Policy Manager, Andrew is also responsible for leading reviews of operational requirements on the coast, and provides subject matter expertise in the development of operational policy across the RNLI.
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.
Chris Black has been a health and safety professional for over 20 years. His career has encompassed work in the Scottish Water Industry, oil & gas in both the onshore and offshore sectors, heavy engineering O&M services and the field of medical device manufacture. For nine years, Chris has led the Onshore Safety Team at ScottishPower Renewables. He has provided guidance and advice to over 20 windfarm construction projects and more than 35 operating onshore windfarms. He has been a member of the R-UK HSSG and the Health and Safety Working Group for that time and was involved in the formation of G+ (formerly G9). Chris became a Chartered Member of IOSH in 2000 and has a degree in OHS Management.
HSE Expectations for Compliance with CDM
I was appointed HM Inspector of Health and Safety in 1989, based in HSE's Newcastle under Lyme office. I was promoted to HM Principal Inspector in 1999 and transferred to the Edinburgh Office. I have been involved in the regulation of a wide range of industries including Utilities and Construction. In January 2012 I transferred to a new team in the Offshore Safety Division to regulate the Offshore Renewable Energy Sector. In 2017 the scope of this team was increased to include onshore wind.
Chris Streatfeild, Director, Forge Risk
CDM: Application to Maintenance on Wind Energy Projects
Chris is Director of Forge Risk (www.forge-risk.co.uk) – an independent HSEQ risk management consultancy. He is a highly-experienced professional with over 30 years’ HSEQ experience working in complex and high risk business and operational environments. This encompasses specialist knowledge in wind energy with complementary skills and knowledge in manufacturing, construction and asset management. In his current and former role and previously as Director of Health & Safety at RenewableUK, Chris has played a leading role in the development of national and international guidance and standards covering the life cycle of project development in the wind sector. Chris is a member of several standards committees and is the UK expert on 61400-30- Wind Turbines – Safety of the WTGs General principles for Design and IEC/TS 62933-5-1 - Electrical Energy Storage (ESS) Systems (Safety).
In advance of an increase in offshore wind activity in China over the next two years, the British Embassy in Beijing has identified specific technical areas and buyers for UK companies to target. This presentation will outline these alongside the opportunity to access them during ‘UK-China Offshore Wind Week’, a unique and high profile approach to trade promotion throughout China in March.
The China Britain Business Council will also provide an overview of the services available to help British companies do business in China, allowing for a practical discussion around the commercial challenges and opportunities in this large, complex market.
Chair: Mike Hay, Project Lead,
James Brodie, Director, Scotland
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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, Chairman of RenewableUK Health &Safety Working Group, Chairman of The Renewables Consulting Group
Internationally recognised in the renewable energy industry and known for his passion in all matters HSE. Alan has 30 years of leadership, technical and practical experience in onshore & offshore wind, as well as founding and leading significant renewables consultancy businesses. He previously supported RenewablesUK as a board member and now continues as chair of the HSE strategy group. He is currently a Director at The Renewables Consulting Group. His vision for and expectation upon drone technology is high, and based simply on reduction of risk exposure to our renewables workforce.
Chris Fleming, Chief Executive Officer, Cyberhawk
Demystifying the Industrial Drone Market
Chris Fleming is recognised as a pioneer in the UAV inspection industry. Having personally carried out over 150 live flare inspections to date, he still leads field teams on the most technically challenging projects for Cyberhawk. As an offshore Inspection Engineer, Chris has spent the last 20 years working around the globe in Australia, Norway, the North Sea, the Middle East, Malaysia and Brunei. Prior to joining Cyberhawk, Chris specialised in Floating Production Storage Offloading Vessel (FPSO) operations with his last seven years on the Captain FPSO.
Nige Hewitt, Principal Consultant, Osprey Consulting Services
Managing the Risk of Drone Operations
Nige is an experienced Airworthiness and Air Safety Engineer and joined Osprey following a secondment to the Civil Aviation Authority. During his tenure at the CAA, Nige developed the UK CAA’s UAS programme and represented the UK on the international Joint Authorities for the Regulation of Unmanned Systems (JARUS). He was also the Lead Author and Editor of CAP 722 Edition 6 (Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Operations in UK Airspace – Guidance). Nige has also represented both the MAA and CAA across both government and industry events. Since joining Osprey, Nige has been the Technical Lead for several UAS related projects.
Alistair Riches, Commercial Director, British International Helicopters, Chair of RenewableUK ORAG TG
Drones: Integrating them Safely Into Your Projects' Plans – Drones and Manned Aviation; Side by Side
Alistair is Commercial Director at British International Helicopters with over 20 years’ experience in military and commercial aviation. His previous role was a Senior Operations Manager with CHC Helicopters, supporting the oil and gas sector from bases in the UK, Ireland and Malta. Prior to entering commercial aviation, Alistair served as a Senior Officer in the UK Royal Air Force. He was an operational helicopter pilot, instructor and experimental test pilot; playing a key role in numerous significant UK MoD procurement programmes. Before entering the RAF, Alistair trained as a Management Consultant with British Aerospace. He is also Chair of RenewableUK’s Offshore Renewable Aviation Guidance Task Group
Hannah Nobbs, Innovation Scout,
Exploring the Third Dimension for SAR – Our Journey So Far
Hannah joined the Innovation Team at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 2016 following ten years as an Engineer specialising in the design and development of helicopter rotor systems.
Chair: Robert Farrell, Operations & Maintenance
Robert Farrell is an experienced Operations and Maintenance Engineer working for ESB, the leading Irish Electrical Utility, operating in generation, transmission, distribution and supply in the UK & Irish electricity markets. Robert joined ESB in 2008 and has worked in Concept, Development, Design and Construction phases of ESB’s Wind Farm Portfolio (currently at 583MW and growing). Moving into ESB’s Renewables Operations & Maintenance department in 2013, he has developed and implemented safety rules for HV systems and maintains ESB’s Safe System of Work for wind farms, including WTSR.
Renewables UK Operational Safety Rules Group Update – 2017/18
Responsible for safe systems of work across all renewable technologies that Innogy Renewables UK Ltd have within the UK. Worked in the renewables business since 2004. Worked within the power industry for over 29 years on coal, lignite, gas power plants holding several positions within Operations and Maintenance. Held several safety rules authorisations up to 400kV. Lead a team with responsibilities for setting and maintaining company standards and implementing safe systems of work, commissioning of electrical systems across all renewable technologies. Member of the R-UK Operational Safety Rules Group since 2006 and chair for over 5 years.
Ian Ord, Director of Renewables, Setter and Associates Ltd
The Wind Turbine Safety Rules CORE Training Course
I first worked in the Wind Industry in 1997 when I supported Bonus Wind Turbines UK Ltd at Beinn Glas Wind Farm. I joined Bonus full time in 2003 with responsibilities for HR, Training and Safety and when Siemens took over Bonus in 2005 took on the roles of UK Head of Safety. I was involved in the development of the first Bonus / Siemens competency framework and was directly involved in the major recruitment drive at Siemens Wind during 2006 – 2008. I have been involved with the Wind Turbine Rules since 2004 and currently support a number of clients with the implementation of the rules and training technicians. Ensuring Safety from the System can be established and maintained is vital in ensuring a Safe System of Work can be achieved when working on a Wind Turbine.
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, Director, The Renewables Consulting Group
Alistair Mackinnon, Head of Standards, Conformity and Compliance, Energy Technology Centre
Conformity Assessment: An Overview of the Benefits
Alistair has been active in the wind industry since 1986 and spent 29 years the UK’s National Engineering Laboratory before moving to Head up the DNV GL Certification Business in the UK.Currently at ETC – Energy Technology Centre, Alistair is Chair of PEL /88 – the UK national committee on wind turbines and Chair of L/6/2 the UK national committee on Conformity assessment. In April 2016 he was appointed as the Lead Technical Assessor for the evaluation of all Test Laboratories wishing to participate in the IEC Renewable Energy Certification Scheme – IECRE.
Tom Digby-Rogers, Lead Programme Manager, Sustainability, BSI
The Role of British, European and International Standards
Tom Digby-Rogers is the British Standards Institute (BSI) energy sector standards lead. Tom is responsible for BSI market engagement a nd standards development for the energy and ‘smart city’ sectors, including renewable energy, smart grids, and energy storage. His role is focussed on bringing government, trade bodies, academia and NGOs together to discuss sector opportunities & challenges, building agreement on the role for standards in supporting innovation and trade. Tom also has extensive experience in managing National, European and International committees covering the major Standards Development organizations (ISO, IEC, CEN and CENELEC). BSI is the UK national standards body.
Michael Bullock, Director, Renewable Risk
How Certification Affects the Cost and Availability of Insurance
A founder-director of insurance broker and risk consultancy Renewable Risk Advisers: Established a specialist Lloyd’s renewable energy underwriting unit; Helped establish UK subsidiary of a windfarm installation / O & M contractor; Former Commercial Director of Sea Roc; Former Head of Financial Risk Mitigation for NAREC Capital; Wave Energy Scotland advisory committee member; On finance steering group of the Ocean Energy Forum; Director of the largest community energy company in the UK; Presented to academia and industry on the risks associated with various phases of renewable energy projects; Master’s in Finance from the London Business School.
Sylvia Broneske, Principal Acoustics Engineer, Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
Sylvia Broneske started her career at Windtest Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog GmbH (now DNV GL) with the acoustic measurement team. Subsequently she worked as a consulting Engineer at the wind turbine manufacturer Enercon GmbH in Germany, being responsible for all aspects of wind turbine noise related issues and shadow impact assessments. In 2007 she joined Hayes McKenzie Partnership Ltd. where she carried out wind farm noise assessments and measurements as Senior Consultant and Head of the Turbine Testing Group. She joined innogy Renewable UK Ltd. in 2016 as Principal Acoustics Engineer. She is chair of a BSI subcommittee concerned with wind turbine acoustics.
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.
Chair: Rhys Jones, Head of Technical Affairs,
Rhys Jones was appointed Head of Technical Affairs at RenewableUK starting January 2017. He previously operated on behalf of RenewableUK as Health and Safety Training Manager from May 2010. Prior to 2010 he has a background in the Oil and Gas, and Diving industries. Rhys believes passionately in the endeavour, enterprise, and commitment of RenewableUK members and stakeholders, that our greatest asset in the Renewable Energy Industry is our people, and that we must be relentless in our work to protect our colleagues through industry wide collaboration.
Allan Brese, Onshore Wind Electrical Engineering Team Leader, SSE
SSE Wind Generations Approach to Management of Arc-Flash Hazards
Allan Brese is the Onshore Wind Electrical Engineering Team Leader with SSE. Prior to undertaking this current role, Allan was an Electrical Engineer / SAP for SSE Onshore Wind Generation between Feb 2010 and Sept 2015 and a 132kV Electrical Engineer / SAP for Scottish Power between June 2007 and Feb 2010. Allan’s interests include power system protection, arc-flash safety, earthing systems, operational safety and HV/LV asset management.
PPE Workwear Suitable for Electrical Work and Accessing all areas of a Wind Turbine
Having worked in the wind industry for the last five years and the electrical engineering and electrical safety sector for the past 15 years. I have plenty of hands on operational experience of the challenges facing on site operatives each day. Using the skills and knowledge gained as an electrical engineer combined with onsite experience, I am in an ideal situation to recommend the appropriate PPE workwear to be warn.
Jarl Coldrick, International Sales Manager,
The Importance of PPE
Jarl has experience in working closely with H&S executives from the Utilities industry, including several renewable organisations across Europe. He has joined them in committees, conferences, and tool box talks, raising awareness of the risks of Arc Flash and educating users to wear the correct form of PPE to protect against these risks. Jarl Coldrick has worked at ProGARM since Q1 2015 and was previously employed by Safpro in Gloucester, a PPE, Footwear, and Workwear Specialist.