Britain's wind industry is poised to join ranks with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to produce guidance on health and safety in wind energy. The initiative developed from a one-day seminar at Nottingham attended by around 30 people and organised jointly by the British Wind Energy Association and the HSE to examine health and safety in the manufacture, construction and operational aspects of wind energy. It emerged that there is no legislation on health and safety issues relating specifically to wind power. Instead the industry currently has to select from existing legislation aspects relevant to its activities. At the seminar both sides agreed on the need to identify legislation and guidance relevant to the wind energy business -- probably in a booklet. The next step will be to set up a working party with representatives from the BWEA and the HSE.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol