Green Energy Service and safety
When working at height, safety is a hot issue. Companies and their employees are being increasingly confronted with safety measures from the government which must be complied with. The rules are increasingly being tightened up, especially in the technical sector. Where 15 years ago you could just walk around a construction site, you must now report in, identify yourself, follow the safety instructions, watch a safety video, put on the required PPE and then you may enter the site under supervision. Often you will not get anywhere without a safety certificate!
If you as a technician/service engineer will be carrying out work on a construction site and that work is also at height, then all safety requirements must be complied with. Various work permits are often required, tools and materials must be approved, approved PPE (personal protective equipment) must be worn, and safety certificates may be required. This gives a whole new dimension to working effectively.
The question is always the same: are all these safety measures really necessary?
If you look at the number of workplace accidents you would immediately say YES. The sectors with the most accidents are the industrial sector and the trade sector. So much is related to technology. The most important thing is the prevention of accidents. Every accident, minor or serious, is one too many and often has far-reaching consequences for those involved.
Green Energy Services takes its responsibility for the safety of its employees and other stakeholders very seriously.
Being aware of the dangers of working at height, learning to minimise the risks of working at height, and learning to work with fall protection and fall protection systems is therefore essential. The existing complexity of methods and techniques in the performance of work at height means that appropriate and targeted training for service engineers for the completion of their planned work is a necessity, especially regarding rescue procedures.
The service engineers of Green Energy Services have at least:
SCC full certification, CERT certification and Safe Working at Height certification. Attention is given to updating this certification. In addition, Green Energy Services provides the required and approved PPE.
SCC certification ** 2008/5.1
ISO 9001 quality management system (in preparation)
Occupational Health and Safety Testing and certification of the wind turbine
A wind turbine must comply with the applicable health and safety standards. Legislation stipulates that each turbine (machine) must be safe. Anyone who is working on, in or around a wind turbine must be sure that the working environment is safe. A wind turbine should therefore have all the required certification.
Green Energy Services specialists carry out tests in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety standards to certify the wind turbine.
Checks are carried out on the following components:
If any deficiencies are found, we will resolve them immediately in consultation with the turbine owner.
A timely and adequate inspection is part of professional management and contributes to a safe working environment.
The Health and Safety Catalogue for Wind Energy Companies was launched on 22 November 2012 by the NWEA (Dutch Wind Energy Association) and the WENb (the employers’ association for the energy companies).
When carrying out its work, Green Energy Services complies with the Health and Safety Catalogue for Wind Energy Companies. During the work, the occurrence of any situations that may adversely affect health and safety can be prevented. The Health and Safety Catalogue for Wind Energy Companies contains the agreements that the companies in the energy sector have made together to minimise risk. Both onshore and offshore activities are included in the catalogue.
The target groups which are addressed are employees (‘what are the risks in performing my work and what measures should I take to ensure that I will be safe?’), employers (‘how do I make sure that the work is carried out safely?’), occupational health and safety experts from wind energy companies, owners of wind turbines, and contractors who perform work for a wind energy company or wind turbine owner.
The Health and Safety Catalogue is continuously updated and amended. Developments in the wind energy sector or changes to legislation and regulations are being actively followed.
Go to the website of the Health and Safety Catalogue for Wind Energy Companies: www.windenergiebedrijven.dearbocatalogus.nl/nl
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