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No matter where your project sits on the energy provision lifecycle, our extensive foreseeable hazards database gives you the insights you need to mitigate risk. Click an option below to see the foreseeable hazards most likely to impact your next project.

Hazard: Electricity

How this hazards manifests:

In offshore wind farms buried cables can get damaged from trawlers and anchors and the exposure of cables to hydrodynamic loading; Working with high voltage and low voltage currents; Contact with overhead cables during lifting operations and crane movements on site. Farming activities on site e.g. ploughing adjacent to underground cables.

Typical Control Measures

Careful planning of each stage. Operation stage: avoid live working. Trained personnel. Regular inspection and maintenance, PTW, Electrical Safety Rules. Construction stage: site survey, CAT scans, warnings and "goal posts" for passing places, lifting plans. Hand digging as required. Good lighting - but avoid erecting lighting towers in darkness.

Hazard: Vibration

How this hazards manifests:

Vibration levels of rotors, gearboxes, and generators.

Typical Control Measures

Continuous monitoring of vibration levels of rotors, gearboxes, and generators.

Hazard: Lone working

How this hazards manifests:

Mobile phone black spots.

Typical Control Measures

Turbines at black spots shall not be visited by lone workers; use satellite phones. Remote monitoring. Rescue plans.

Component failure (mechanical, structural failure)

Hazard present in: Planning and Design, Construction, Commissioning & testing, Operation, Maintenance & Services, Decommissioning

How this hazards manifests:

To be considered, i.e. fail-to-safe modes, e.g. to ensure all critical component failures fail to a safe condition and prevent additional runaway failure events;

Typical Control Measures

HAZOP and HAZAN studies conducted during the design phases to confirm structural and safety integrity.

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