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G+ Stakeholder Forum launches initiatives to improve H&S in offshore wind industry

Published:  10 February, 2017

The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), held their annual Stakeholder Forum in London on 06 December. At the event the G+ outlined their Quick Wins in response to the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Bootle workshop that was held in November 2015.

The presentations that were given on the day and the new G+ newsletter are available to download at www.gplusoffshorewind.com. These proposals and agreements between the G+ members represent an important step towards fulfilling the Organisation's ambition to provide leadership on the Health and Safety (H&S) challenges within the offshore wind industry and further reinforce the organisations role as an authority on H&S issues.

Kate Harvey, G+ general manager, says, 'At this Stakeholder Forum it was important to me and the other G+ members that we communicate our achievements of 2016, but also highlight how we have fulfilled our obligations following the UK HSE Bootle workshop. The quick win proposals represent a significant milestone for us, but these are only the start. Together with the other members of G+, I look forward to working with our colleagues in our own organisations and in the supply chain to see these implemented and improving safety on our offshore wind farms.'

At the Stakeholder Forum there were over 120 delegates in attendance from a range of companies and organisations. Throughout the day they heard from G+ members on the achievements of the Organisation, the Safe by Design workshop programme, the quick win proposals and a spotlight on dropped object incident reduction and prevention. Delegates were given the opportunity to ask questions about the G+ work programme, with panel sessions involving senior industry representatives who gave their opinions on key H&S issues and the future plan for the organisation.

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