A CAMS asset manager overseeing the operator of a large wind project identified a key deficiency in existing safety procedures for up-tower maintenance. The procedures did not include the rescue of a technician with certain serious up-tower injuries. This introduced the risk that a delayed or poorly executed rescue by insufficiently trained first responders could compound a technician’s injury.
CAMS notified the owner and, after several months of negotiations, implemented a new, appropriate procedure.
The operator ultimately rolled out the procedure fleet-wide, reducing additional risk to injured technicians.