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Guidelines for Health and Safety in the Marine Energy Industry

This guidance is intended to be relevant to all organisations contributing to the life cycle of marine device arrays (from initial feasibility studies through to decommissioning) but is particularly relevant to senior management within organisations developing, constructing or operating marine devices, or considering becoming involved in the sector.

It is not intended to provide in-depth advice and guidance on all aspects of health and safety in relation to the design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and removal of devices. However, it does provide an overview with sufficient information to enable the necessary questions to be raised in relation to safety to ensure that an organisation is promoting the highest standards of health and safety.

Both wave and tidal stream devices are covered by this guidance, however there are aspects of health and safety where these devices differ.   It is made clear in the text whether the advice is appropriate for both types of technologies or if only one is covered.

The document is published by Renewable UK (formerly BWEA), one of the main trade associations for marine renewable energy.

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EMEC CLIENTS

Alstom

Alstom

hammerfest

hammerfest

Aquamarine

Aquamarine Power

atlantis

Atlantis Resources Corporation

bluewater

Bluewater

Nautricity

Nautricity

openhydro

Open Hydro

pelamis

pleamis

scotrenewables

Scotrenewables

scottish_power

ScottishPower Renewables

seatricity

Seatricity

Sustainable Marine Energy

Sustainable Marine Energy

voith

Voith Hydro

Wello

Wello Oy

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