Workshop at Global Wind Summit 2018: Challenges of Different Safety Cultures


You are welcome to participate in the workshop which takes part at Global Wind Summit 2018 on 27 September 2018.

On a construction site, we experience the many challenges of different safety cultures.

We install wind turbines worldwide and the teams usually consist of various employees from around the world. Regional, internal and external (sub-contractor and customer) cultures must be brought together to avoid any incidents: everybody is responsible for the safety culture on site. Preparation is key for success. Beside the technical preparation it is also important to create a country specific awareness of the local culture. This gets often totally underestimated. In a lot of cases, safety is focused on paper work and handbooks rather than about actually getting all the information across to the people on the field.

Site leadership, training and supervision need to be improved to adequately deal with these challenges.

Format of the event:

  • Introduction by the chair of VDMA Working Group Wind Industry Safety Culture, Uwe Sarrazin (GE)
  • Examples of different safety cultures by experts
    • SAFETEE. Jan Peukmann
    • SSC Wind. Nils Peters
    • Saretec. Sven Pietrangeli
    • Windhoist. Miriam Kavanagh
  • Panel discussion with the speakers (20 mins)
  • Q&A


When: 27 September 2018 , 14:45 – 16:15

Where: Room Kopenhagen 4

Open to: All participants with an exhibition or conference pass