IOSH Managing Safely for Wind Power delivered by Armsa Academy

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Location: Online
Duration: 5 Days - Split over 1 month
Course Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2020
Course Cost
Company Member: €850
Non Company Member: €1400

Course Overview

Managing Safely for Wind Power is the first tailored course for the renewables sector, developed in conjunction with industry experts. It tackles safety from a management decision making perspective and focuses on operational issues facing companies operating in the wind power industry. It is designed for site owner-operators, OEMs, O&M contractors and contracting companies working in this emerging and high consequence sector.  The course is suitable for those working on and off shore.

Developed by regenerateTM, ARMSA's R&D brand and methodology, this course enables you and your staff to challenge perceptions of risk in this emerging sector through active learning. It also equips delegates with skills and techniques to manage and conduct their work safely and competently through effective decision making.
As a consequence, companies and their people will be equipped to deal with problems and issues in a well informed and competent manner.

The IOSH Managing Safely for Wind Power will be delivered using a combination of live online sessions and some individual offline work. The online sessions are designed to be engaging and fully interactive, so ensure that you have a camera and microphone available to participate.

Below is the timetable of live online sessions. Please diarise all the time slots as participation is mandatory.

We look forward to welcoming you on this course!

Session title

Time commitment required. Attendance is mandatory.


Introduction to the learning environment and learning process

1 July – 09:00 – 09:40

Module 1 – Introducing Managing Safely

6 July – 09:00 – 10:30

Module 2 – Understanding Your Responsibilities

8 July – 09:00 – 12:00

Module 3 – Understanding Hazards

10 July – 09:00 – 11:00

15 July – 09:00 – 10:00

Module 4 – Assessing and Controlling Risks

17 July – 09:00 – 12:00

20 July – 09:00 – 11:00

Module 5 – Investigating Incidents

22 July – 09:00 – 10:30

Module 6 – Management Systems and Techniques

24 July – 09:00 – 11:00

27 July – 09.00 – 11:00

Module 7 – Measuring Performance

29 July – 09:00 – 10:30

Theory and Practical Assessment

31 July – 09:00 – 11:30

Who should attend

This course is designed for those who design, develop, construct, operate and manage wind turbines. The matrix below explains how this course will benefit you in your role.

Find your role

    Explore the programme’s benefits

Planners and Developers

  • Appreciate how planning decisions and consent limitations could affect the project and asset performance from a safety standpoint.
  • Hazard mapping techniques and the prediction of project performance.
  • Understanding your legal responsibilities.
  • Improved skills for analysis of project critical risk.
  • Understanding Construction Safety Regulations and how this affects projects such as the installation of meteorological masts.
  • Appreciation of hazards emanating from site surveys and environmental consultants activities.
  • Appreciation of design freeze processes, site layout and project logistics and their importance in the planning phase.

Construction Professionals

  • Understanding Construction Safety Regulations and its unique interpretation for the renewables sector both onshore and offshore.
  • Strategic work planning, wind turbine safety rules, contractor selection, work management and control for onshore and offshore projects.
  • Introduction to the science of risk based monitoring.
  • Effective understanding and communication of risk critical information.
  • Operational alignment and interpretation of work instructions, scope of work, method statements, risk assessments and using these to mitigate risk in both onshore and offshore environments.
  • Understanding the critical effect of task planning and decision making on wind turbine construction projects.

Operations and Maintenance Professionals

  • Improved decision making to manage interfaces e.g. NG, DNOs and other operators arising from multi owner sites, WTSR and HV safety rules.
  • Understanding your responsibilities for contractor control.
  • Improved techniques to manage the safety critical aspects of service and warranty projects.
  • Ability to recognise workplace hazards and take measures to prevent harm to yourself, the environment and the assets.
  • Ability to understand and to carry out operationally focused risk assessments and why risk assessment is important.
  • Map the costs and project consequences from SH&E critical events.
  • Improved understanding of competencies for operators and contractors.
  • Hazard modelling techniques for onshore and offshore operations.

Technicians, Maintenance Supervisors or Controllers

·       Setting people to work on and offshore.

·       Techniques for dealing with emergencies and emergency response plans.

·       Understanding common hazards arising from marine vessel operations, structural, mechanical and aerodynamic sources.

·       Plan for successful management of change.

·       Manage ageing plant and plan for effective and efficient modification projects.

·       Map hazard effects along a project timeline.

·       Assess contractor performance from RAMS documents.

·       Management of change processes and work management systems.

  • Map the costs and project consequences from SH&E critical events.

Project and Asset Managers

SHE Management

Process and Risk Engineers

Supply Chain Management

Human Resource Managers

·       Leadership, zero harm and plant centred safety management.

·       Provides operationally focused view of safety management covering all aspects of operational activities including typical onshore and offshore hazards, their identification and management.

·       Assists with mapping the project wide HS&E effects from local and functional decision making.

·       Improves understanding of the causal analysis of events across departmental boundaries.

·       Assists with assessing contractor performance from RAMS documents

·       Improves understanding of competency requirements for WTG personnel, staff recruitment and management.

  • Provides tools and techniques for incident investigation and performance management.


·       Provides operation & maintenance contractors and original equipment manufacturers with knowledge on operational hazards that are typical for onshore and offshore wind turbine projects.

·       Understand the importance of work management and how to identify essential data to plan and execute tasks effectively and safely.

·       A clearer understanding of client risk assessment and method statement requirements.

·       Equips with wider knowledge on SH&E issues.

  • Helps to identify relevant cost issues from SH&E critical events.

Those who have been on the course say:



“The excellent delegate workbook provided valuable tools and techniques for use once back in the working environment.” - Offshore O&M Manager


“Managing Safely for Wind Power has provided me with a better understanding of Health and Safety from a managerial perspective backed by practical but sector specific exercises in each module”- Turbine Service Supervisor


 “This course raises the importance of injecting HSE into the business management system to produce safe, effective and economic processes.” - Head of Operating Projects