Renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source globally.
Renewables are expected to supply 45% of global electricity by 2040, up from 26.2% in 2018. In Europe, growth prospects are being propelled forward by initiatives such as Europe’s Green Deal and growing consumer awareness of the risks posed by climate change. As a result, wind, solar and hydropower are reaching a level of maturity while other renewable sources such as green hydrogen are gaining support.
Yet while renewables are good for the planet, they present substantial safety hazards for workers in the field. Whether it’s working at high levels on wind turbines or the electrical risk of working on solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, renewable energy companies have worked hard to improve safety protocols that protect employees.
So as the market evolves, how can these companies ensure they have a health and safety programme that aligns with operational change, and the need to scale up to meet higher renewable energy demands?