Thursday 16 June 2022, 12.00 to 16.00

Hosted by:

Vikki Black, QHSE Advisor, UK West QHSE Operations EPC & Operations, Ørsted, Barrow-in-Furness and

Mark Higgins, UK West QHSE Operations Manager, UK West QHSE Operations EPC & Operations

This visit included presentations and practical demonstrations on:

  • Safety management in high-risk industries.
  • Working at height in a hostile environment – including equipment and procedures to help prevent workers dropping objects while working at height.
  • Safe lifting procedures and manual handling in exposed and unstable environments.
  • Site tour, and practical exercises for members to experience balancing loads for crane lifts.

Delegates balancing loads ready for a crane lift

Photographer: Geoff Price

There were also opportunities to network with other attendees and the speakers over lunch.

A summary of the meeting can be found here: 16 June 2022 VHK Works visit to Orsted onshore facility for Walney offshore wind farm

Ørsted’s pamphlet about Barrow wind farm: August 2020 Orsteds Barrow offshore wind farm leaflet

Ørsted’s pamphlet about the Walney wind farm: August 2020 Orsteds Walney offshore wind farm leaflet

Works visit to Ørsted’s onshore facility at Barrow-in-Furness, for their northwest off-shore windfarms