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SgurrEnergy launches UK onshore renewables safety training programme

CITB-approved course claims to be the first of its kind to be designed specifically for renewables professionals in the UK.

The new training course aims to inform site managers, agents and supervisors on the safe management of onshore renewable projects in accordance with current legal provisions. Specifically, the course will support participants to develop their understanding of responsibilities and accountability, and promote the ability to recognise the characteristics of an efficient, economical and productive site.

At the end of the five day course, delegates will be able to implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation, as well as new guidance and industry best practice. The programme consists of the core SMSTS syllabus and is tailored to onshore renewables, covering content relevant to the whole lifecycle of renewable energy installations from pre-construction through to decommissioning.

The training will cover RenewableUK’s current health and safety guidelines, recently developed by SgurrEnergy, and group activities will focus on real life case studies from real situations and experiences, as well as wider industry projects. (SgurrEnergy, a Wood Group company, has been accredited as a training provider by the CITB, the leading scheme by which the UK construction industry measures health and safety competence.)

“Health and safety is paramount to the renewable energy industry and to all of us at SgurrEnergy, with some specific risks to be conquered in these unique renewables environments," said Steve McDonald, implementation director and joint founder of SgurrEnergy. "We are uniquely positioned to offer this training programme, due to out team of health and safety experts, long track record of renewable energy knowledge and experience, and commitment to the delivery of safe, successful projects. We look forward to kicking off this training service and sharing our expertise.”

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