Safety initiative work programme increases safety at work on power generation sites

Power generation contractor engagement safety programme gains momentum

The Energy Institute (EI)’s new Power Utility Committee (PUC) is developing a safety work programme to increase safety at work on power generation sites. The EI is has announced the appointment of global management consultancy, Oliver Wyman, to lead an industry-wide initiative drawing together a snapshot of commercial best practice.

The EI’s Power Generation Industry Contractor Engagement programme will seek to capture good safety practice from projects and working arrangements, improving the safety approaches across the industry, and incorporate lessons learnt from previous incidents.

Following an industry workshop, involving PUC members and contracting organisations, the EI will work with its Technical Partners and Oliver Wyman to develop this project further. This will include reviewing existing guidance, based on construction and routine works management on major power projects.

‘This project is all about corporate engagement and safety at work, and we are keen to start working with Oliver Wyman to develop it further’, says Derrick Farthing CEng FEI, Chair, EI Power Utility Committee. Speaking specifically on the topic at hand, he adds, ‘The correlation between good safety practices and projects that finish to time and on budget are self-evident.’

The committee have already carried out extensive market research with key cross-industry contacts, including contractors and safety experts from power generation companies. A further

opportunity

to collate feedback from other contractors will take place in the form of a consultation once the draft guidance is released.

Speaking on behalf of Oliver Wyman, Susie Scott, Project Lead, said:  ‘This project is of upmost importance to the industry. Oliver Wyman is delighted to be appointed to run the project with the Energy Institute’s Technical Work Programme.’