The UK has a natural energy that will never run out, clean power. A single 2.5MW wind turbine can generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of over 1,400 households. With over 590 projects across the UK and 5,403 turbines combined the Renewable wind energy sector is the UKs fastest growing industry, employing over 12,000 people not including subcontractors. The industry prides itself on the approach to health and safety investing millions into training and equipment to ensure the right people with the right training and equipment are in the right place at the right time.
With the launch of Global Wind Organisation and the continued work of Renewable UK to improve and implement best practices the industry is one of the safest industries to work. Developing new courses to enhance the skills sets of technicians allows the industry to meet the changing needs of moving further offshore or moving more remotely into the highlands of Scotland. The recent investment via the government and the industry leaders for the Round 3 projects has guaranteed the industry’s future.
James Fisher and Sons plc are an offshore service provider, supplying Air Divers, Confined Space specialists, Emergency Response Teams and more to the Renewables Industry.
The Reach & Rescue pole system is used by James Fisher and Sons plc’s Emergency Response Teams who provided rope and water rescue and medical cover for the construction phase of the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm project.
The pole system allows rescue technicians to access out of reach anchor points fitted to the Wind Turbine Generator (WTG), that would otherwise require difficult and time consuming climbing techniques to reach. If needed, the rescue system can also be used to hook onto a casualty in a difficult access situation, which could reduce the time needed for and the complexity of a particular recovery.
Casualties in the water will be recovered from a Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) using the Reach & Rescue pole to supplement vessels on-board recovery systems.