Case Study: Improving Safety from third-party forestry works
EnergyPro were engaged to take over as technical managers for an existing operational windfarm constructed on third-party owned forested land. On take-over, it was clear that forestry felling operations were being carried out without notification or consultation with the windfarm’s previous asset managers.
EnergyPro engaged with the forestry harvesting operations manager and the relevant Business Area Unit manager. We established a clear plan for future works and an agreed set of standards for an interface agreement, including prior notification, requirements for site inductions and clarity on safety responsibilities.
An interface agreement was drafted. Separately, we discussed this at the Wind Energy Ireland Health and Safety committee, and established and led a “Windfarm Interface” working group to ensure that this approach could be standardised across the industry.