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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: Working at height

How this hazards manifests:

When conducting work on top of the wind turbine.

Typical Control Measures

Staff not be allowed to climb the turbine without a second person present and trained in emergency rescue. Adequate fall prevention and or fall protection in place. Always anchored in position with 2 lanyards to allow movement as required.

Hazard: Use of ladders

How this hazards manifests:

N/A

Typical Control Measures

Use a fully tested and maintained PPE-based fall protection system; ensure there's a compliant safety cage. Statutory inspection of ladders/lifts/fall arrest equipment.

Hazard: Biological hazards

How this hazards manifests:

Biological hazards that may be present on site from previous and/or existing animal inhabitants.

Typical Control Measures

Emergency shower facilities where appropriate, hygiene controls, specialist first aid kits. Awareness of all staff and reporting regime if infection suspected. Carry warning cards to show GP.

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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