Module "Operational Safety and Risk Management"

Operational Safety and Risk Management

The Offshore Wind-Industry is a new emerging and fast developing industry. Due to the dimension of the machinery (Windturbine) itself, and the also challenging conditions of the Offshore environment, the technicians working in such an environment are facing special risks that needs to be addressed properly to ensure that they come home safely without any harm.

From the regulatory perspective the offshore wind sector is widely seen as a grey area, and only some general guidelines, even diverse by country, are in place. So, it becomes highly important for each company working for this emerging industry and working across countries to make themselves comfortable with the requirements and to define the rules based on the principles of operational risk and safety management, to be legally compliant and to ensure workers health and safety. Due to the extraordinary financial impact of any delays caused by rule breaking and accidents, good health and safety becomes a major contributor for the success of each Offshore Wind project, during installation and service.

Learning outcome:

Students will be able to..

  • access the occupational health and safety risks for the offshore industry
  • apply the principles of health & safety based on the European regulatory framework
  • search for good practices across borders and industries
  • translate new knowledge into internal rules for the company
  • prepare for emergencies


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