Putting Safety First When Working On Wind Turbines


As a leading safety specialist, Tower Supplies prioritise understanding the risks and requirements surrounding onshore and offshore renewables.

Why is safety so important?
Working with power is always dangerous, but there are unique risks involved with wind turbines that make it crucial to partner with a specialist that understand the dangers.

Wind turbines are often in remote locations, and in most cases not close to a medical facility. This makes it even more important to take every precaution and put safety first.

All employers, managers and contractors must ensure that all wind turbine workers are informed, educated, and knowledgeable about the risks and hazards that can occur during their duties.

What dangers do workers face?
Some of the key hazards to be aware of when working in and around wind turbines include:

  • Falls from height
  • Fire hazards
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Electrical / arc hazards
  • Respiratory hazards

With dangers like these, employers have a responsibility to assess risk and put in place essential wind turbine safety precautions and controls.

These include ensuring first aid and trained personnel are on site whenever work is carried out, conducting ongoing task-specific risk assessments, testing tools and equipment, and monitoring weather.

What clothing and equipment might you need?
As a provider of safety clothing and equipment, Tower Supplies focus especially on providing the right personal protective equipment (PPE) to workers. This is a crucial element of maintaining safety.

Those working at height must be supported by a certified personal fall arrest system (PFAS). And any wind turbine worker should have the appropriate protective clothing and safety equipment.

Tower Supplies’ extensive sector-specific expertise, accreditations and best-in-class products make them a valuable partner to some of the most dangerous working environments in the world. Solutions include:

  • Head to toe and FR ARC protection
  • Working at height and tool tethering
  • Integrated life jackets and harnesses
  • Survival and immersion suits

To find out more and to speak to a member of the team please fill out the contact form on the website here.