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Riding the Wind: Cultivating a Safe and Thriving Offshore Workforce

May 8, 2024
Natalie Byrne

The offshore wind industry is experiencing phenomenal growth. As wind farms expand in size and push further out to sea, so too does the demand for a skilled and, crucially, safe workforce. In the UK alone, direct jobs are projected to surpass 40,000 by 2026. This surge presents a unique opportunity, but also a significant challenge: training and protecting this rapidly growing workforce.

Recent research from the University of Strathclyde's Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department paints a concerning picture. The study reveals that the offshore wind industry currently suffers from injury rates 3-4 times higher than those found in the oil and gas sector. This stark statistic underscores the urgent need to prioritise safety within the industry.

FidesOak®: Your Partner in Building a High-Performance Safety Culture

At FidesOak®, we understand the unique challenges faced by the offshore wind industry. Our team has extensive experience in field operations and team development within the oil and gas sector. We have leveraged this expertise to help numerous companies cultivate a culture of safety, leadership, and high performance.

Our proven approach focuses on five key pillars:

  • Team Cohesion: Fostering strong bonds and as ense of shared purpose within your teams.
  • Leadership Support: Equipping leaders to effectively guide and motivate their teams.
  • Information Sharing: Ensuring clear and transparent communication flows throughout the organisation.
  • Vision and Goal Sharing: Aligning everyone around a common vision and specific, achievable goals.
  • Psychological Safety: Creating an environment where employees feel empowered to speak up about concerns without fear of reprisal.

By focusing on these core elements, we unlock the true potential of a workforce. This translates into a sustained commitment to safety, reliability, and peak performance. Our model fosters a proactive and adaptable culture, capable of navigating the evolving risks and challenges inherent to the offshore wind industry.

Ready to Build a Stronger, Safer Future?

FidesOak® is here to partner with you in building a world-class offshore wind workforce. To learn more about how we can help your organisation thrive in this exciting new era, visit

Together, we can harness the power of the wind while safeguarding the well-being of those who make it possible.

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