ESTA backing new project on wind farm safety

ESTA has been asked to support a new European Commission study set up to “explore health, safety, and environment (HSE) best practice in the wind power sector”. 

Called the Wind Harmony project, a team of experts will examine HSE standards in construction, operation and maintenance an decommissioning on both onshore and offshore wind sites.  The full press release is here, ESTA plans to publish a draft version of a new best practice guide on safety during the erection and transport of onshore wind turbines at the association’s autumn meeting in Piacenza in Italy. 

The ESTA guide is being produced with support from both the German engineering association VDMA and FEM – the European Materials Handling Federation – representing the wind turbine and crane manufacturers.