Energy sector aims high for health and safety


The second phase of a project aimed at raising health and safety standards across the energy sector has been launched.
Called ‘Powering Improvement’, it is designed to promote continuous improvement in the management of health and safety risks with the electricity industry.
It will concentrate on managing priority risks and working with electricity at height and the risks involved when driving.
The first stage, which ran from 2010 to 2015, looked at the roles of leadership, improving competence and worker involvement in the Health and Safety industry.
Only 42 people needed medical treatment in 2013 in the UK energy industry – down from 57 in 2010, according to Energy UK.
Chief Executive Lawrence Slade said: “The UK’s energy industry has an enviable health and safety record but across the sector we are determined the second phase of Powering Improvement will see standards rise and injuries fall.
“By concentrating on joining up the energy industry and furthering partnerships, we can achieve what Powering Improvement sets out to do.”