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.