Consultancy firm, Steel River Consultants launch SRC Lifting Compliance Services (SRC: LCS), created to ensure that clients are better equipped to keep people safe during all lifting operations.
Formed as a new company within the Steel River Consultants group, SRC: LCS will provide cost-effective access to independent and impartial lifting operations assurance services globally across the renewable sector.
Lifting operations are widely regarded as one of the highest risk activities undertaken in the renewable sector. They are a critical and unavoidable aspect of the entire wind energy value chain, including the manufacturing, transportation, pre-assembly, installation, commissioning, operation & maintenance, component exchanges and decommissioning activities.
SRC: LCS Director, Danny Travis, has over 20 years of experience in the lifting sector, half of which has been spent in the wind industry planning and taking responsibility for the safe execution of lifting operations.
He believes most of the lifting operations incidents which have occurred in this sector over the years are entirely preventable, saying “having collaborated with many organizations across the renewable industry throughout the last decade, I have witnessed first-hand many firms struggling to tackle common issues.”
“Industry incident data routinely places lifting operations in the top 3 hazardous work activities and in the offshore market, and it has been the work activity with the highest number of high potential incidents for the last 3 consecutive years. In many instances turbine manufacturers and owner/operators do not have dedicated lifting specialist expertise and as the industry ramps up exponentially to meet global emissions targets and domestic energy security policies, so too will the number of lifting operations that require executing safely.”
“With a genuine passion for keeping people safe during lifting operations, SRC: LCS will provide its clients with the opportunity to start joining the dots and utilising our experience and expertise to help them risk manage their lifting operations more effectively.”
Steel River Consultants
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About Steel River Consultants
Steel River Consultants launched in 2010 and operates throughout the UK. Its head office is in Stockton, with additional offices in Glasgow and Derby.
Steel River Consultants offer a wide range of Health and Safety consultancy support which spans all industry sectors, including a particular specialism in onshore and offshore renewable energy. The firm also provides Cost and Project Management services across all types of construction projects working with both public and private sector clients. Visit www.srconsultants.co.uk for more information.
Steel River Consultants Ltd, Unit 4, Diamond Court, Douglas Close, Preston Farm Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3SB. Company No. 07314055.
Steel River Consultants has recognised ISO standards and appropriate level of insurance which comply with the requirements of both large and small clients within the industry.