Recent accidents prompt wind safety guide changes

The final touches are now being put to ESTA’s new best practice guide for the safe transport and erection of onshore wind turbines. 

Following a series of recent accidents involving manually steered trailers, the working group has decided to include several late amendments.  They include recommendations that a steersman must not be allowed to multi-task or steer the trailer equipment for long distances or for long periods of time.

The discussions have been lead by ESTA with support from German association VDMA Power Systems, the major turbine manufacturers, and the crane manufacturers.