Increasing worker safety in the renewable energy industry
As renewable energy use becomes more common, protection in the industry must be a priority.
Every industry comes with risks, and so is the renewable energy sector. Fortunately, there are few deadly incidents. However, injuries are relatively common. Closed gaps, electric waves, heavy machinery and long equipment can be very dangerous, especially if workers are unaware of the hazards.
Therefore, in order to increase the safety of workers in the industry, employers and companies must rate the training, assess potential hazards, and establish a culture of safety. Here are a few ways to start improving security in your facility.
Evaluate potential hazards
Of course, one of the best ways to reduce risks is to learn more about them. Renewable energy projects include many hazards similar to those on construction sites. Allsets, fires, electric shocks and arrows cause some serious hazards to workers. However, the unique nature of the renewable energy industry can exacerbate these risks and make them even more deadly.
For example, a construction worker can tell a story by falling from a two- or three-story building. However, if a person working on a 100-foot[100 m]wind turbine fell from a tower, his chances of survival were slim. Therefore, site inspections and regular inspections of infrastructure can be helpful in identifying and protecting potential hazards.
Meeting training requirements
Managers and supervisors sometimes know more about hazards than employees. Make sure you understand how to safely complete all potential hazards and tasks by setting up ongoing training programs. Make sure each worker meets training requirements and has work knowledge of all necessary equipment and machinery. Encourage personal and professional growth by offering promotional opportunities and bonuses, and hold weekly meetings to ensure that all safety precautions in your team are on the same page.