Health and safety of offshore wind sector continues to improve into 2018

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has highlighted a fall in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year

UK’s oil and gas sector steps up safety

Oil & gas UK says the number of reported incidents last year was the lowest on record

Offshore wind sector keeps safety nailed down as growth gusts forward

The industry saw fewer incidents reported in 2017 than the year before, despite many more hours worked

Rising sea temperatures force Vattenfall to close reactor in Sweden

The energy giant said the decision to close part of the Ringhals nuclear plant was caused by “unusual” circumstances

New EU law will see EVs pump up the noise

From next year, Europe’s electric vehicles will need to make sounds to alert pedestrians to their presence

Health and Safety Executive: ‘Oil and gas sector must crack down on dangerous leaks’

It said some oil and gas operators had come “perilously close to disaster”

California agency investigates Tesla over safety concerns

The probe follows allegations the car manufacturer failed to disclose legally mandated reports on serious worker injuries

Health and safety framework for waste sector launched in Scotland

A new health and safety framework for the waste management industry has been launched in Scotland. It is the first of its kind in the UK, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The framework focuses on a number of disciplines which will provide competencies for all frontline roles in household, commercial and industrial waste management. It […]

Russia ‘cutting nuclear plant’s environmental impact’

Russia has used innovative techniques at one of its nuclear power plant to reduce its impact on the environment. That was the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) team of experts, which added the Novovorenezh Nuclear Power Plant has improved safety in recent years. It follows the Operational Safety Review Team’s (OSART) 19-day […]

New health and safety pact for wind and marine sector

RenewableUK has launched a health and safety accord which covers both the wind and marine sector. The trade body aims to allow its members to prove their commitment to supporting health and safety standards in wind, wave and tidal energy. Those who sign up to the pact will ensure the right training is in place, […]