Ørsted pioneers an "Immersive Safety" program in the Humber region

The Thrive program is designed to change attitudes and behaviors towards safety.
Sep 16, 2020 9:00 AM ET

Renewable energy company Ørsted recently opened a fully immersive safety training programme called Thrive. It's a first for the Humber region, which is a hub for the UK's offshore wind industry.

The one-day interactive, multi-media programme is designed to transform behaviours and attitudes to safety.  Thrive includes a hard-hitting multi-media scenario which examines the build-up to a fatal incident on a load-out operation and its consequences.

Ørsted will initially induct all personnel working on its new Hornsea Two offshore wind farm project beginning this autumn, before roll-out continues to other colleagues.

The renewable energy company has committed £1.4 million to create the purpose-built facility in partnership with training specialists Active Training Team (ATT). The project is sited at the MODAL Training Centre in Immingham.

The launch of the programme was originally planned for earlier in the year but the COVID-19 situation meant changes needed to be made to ensure the programme could be delivered safely.  

Jason Ledden, Ørsted Senior Construction Project Manager for Hornsea Two and the Project manager for the Thrive facility development said: “Safety is a core value and as such, it has been extremely difficult to postpone the roll out of this pivotal training. We’ve reduced numbers and introduced safety measures to ensure that our programme is fully compliant with government guidelines under these difficult circumstances.

“We hope that other industries across the Humber will utilise this new exciting resource which aims to bring about behavioural changes in attitudes towards safety.”

Along with high-quality production and industry-leading technology, the programme brings more than 60 new jobs and contracts to the area. Production crew, actors and construction personnel were all hired from the region to support the project.

Read the full blog on the Orsted UK site

About Ørsted

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Globally, Ørsted is the market leader in offshore wind and it is constructing the world’s biggest offshore wind farms off the East Coast of the UK. Its UK offshore wind farms generate enough clean electricity for over three million UK homes. Ørsted ranks #1 in Corporate Knights' 2020 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,500 people, including over 1000 in the UK. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2019, the group's revenue was DKK 67.8 billion (EUR 9.1 billion). Visit orsted.co.uk or follow us on FacebookLinkedInInstagram and Twitter.

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