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Training Essentials for a Safe Transition to Wind

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London Excel
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, UK
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:00 pm
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
3:00 pm

Renewable UK is delighted to present an exciting panel discussion with Global Wind Organisation as part of the brand-new Energy Transition Zone at Global Offshore Wind 2021. The session, “Assuring a safe transition to wind – Supplementing offshore oil and gas experience with essential safety training”, will be an unmissable feature of what promises to be an eclectic programme.

Hosted by author, broadcaster and highly acclaimed speaker in the field of high performance, Matthew Syed, the session will challenge received wisdom and focus on building safety resilience in the offshore wind workforce.

Journalist, author and broadcaster Matthew Syed will host GWO's panel debate at Renewable UK Global Offshore Wind 2021

Matthew’s presentation will use examples from healthcare, aviation, business, education, sport and the criminal justice system describing how to implement a growth culture and the difference that this can have on performance – both at an individual level and at an organisational level.

He will be joined by leading safety experts from the offshore wind sector to discuss how calls for domain specific safety training standards must be balanced with the competing needs of businesses and policymakers considering the transition to renewables.

Global Wind Organisation CEO Jakob Holst will present and explore the implications of a new white paper on the need for domain specific safety training, and Matthew will help dissect its findings so the industry can use training to minimise known risks and hazards facing technicians in the wind sector. They will demonstrate why existing qualifications are insufficient to work safely in on/offshore wind and how further training can help to reduce frequency and severity of injuries or accidents among the transitioning workforce.

The recent and historic industry incident data reports from G+ Offshore Wind will be utilised to summarise the current landscape in safety standards, as well the GAP Analysis of GWO training compared to the nearest oil and gas industry standard, OPITO BOSIET. Delegates can expect to cover the most common gaps in safety knowledge and ability in offshore oil and gas versus wind, how conditions vary between the two and what exciting opportunities there are for a well-trained and prepared workforce.

This is certainly not a session to miss for anyone interested in making the transition into renewables as smooth and successful as possible. Access the details of this session and other exciting topics in the Energy Transition Zone at the Global Offshore Wind 2021 website.