Measures to improve behavioural safety in the Irish wind industry and to support national and international companies in delivering energy targets in a safe and efficient manner in Ireland will be outlined at this year’s Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) conference.

The IWEA’s 7th Annual Health & Safety Conference will take place on Wednesday 7 June at the Kilashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare.

In a statement, the IWEA notes that this conference will be a unique opportunity for industry professionals and senior management to discuss topical issues in order to raise the standard of safety in practice and approach.

“Ireland’s 40% renewable electricity target will be met largely from wind energy. This requires significant build in the next three years and a dedicated and strategic commitment to safety standards. Our research indicates that this sector has the potential to generate up to 28 000 new jobs by 2020,” according to a spokesperson for the IWEA.

With over 100 company members from large multinationals such as Siemens and GE to Irish-based companies, the IWEA is the national association for the wind industry in Ireland.

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