way to begin workforce readiness in a location without an established offshore wind
market is to execute an Offshore Workforce Risk Assessment (OWRA) for offshore
wind installation projects in a specific State, Province or Territory.
The primary purpose of the OWRA is to
identify in detail the issues related to Health, Safety and Commercial
readiness necessary to prepare a workforce for the specific types of job
functions associated with constructing an offshore wind farm.
The secondary purpose of the OWRA will be
to present a set of follow recommendations and tactics to be undertaken with
the intent of ensuring workforce alignment with the expected timetables
associated with the initial projects in a given location.
of the OWRA will focus on best practices regarding Health, Safety and
Commercial workforce readiness relative to following major packages of work on
a typical offshore wind farm:
will approach each of these segments from four distinct areas of required
Health & Safety Standards:
(minimum requirements v. accepted best
Safety and Commercial workforce training & development alternatives
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The output from this exercise will provides a
greater understanding of the workforce readiness risks in each phase of project
installation and the necessary steps to be taken to mitigate those risks prior
to the start of project construction.