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Roy Stewart

‘The wind business looked like the future’

Roy Stewart, an asset integration engineer for ScottishPower Renewables, tells Boc Ly about how he got started in the industry, the challenges and opportunities in wind power and why he’s spreading the word about union membership.


Robin Rigg windfarm

Union values remain in the face of shifting technology

Regrettably, the growth of renewable energy in the UK has been accompanied by the erosion of collective bargaining. However, E.ON’s renewables business, E.ON Climate and Renewables, is an exception, reports Mike MacDonald, Prospect negotiator.


Installing wind turbine

Keeping you safe in renewables

Accident statistics for renewables only offer a partial glimpse of how health and safety is managed in the industry, but even that limited view suggests that the sector can be a dangerous one.


Plane in sky near air traffic control tower

Making the case for a Just Culture in safety-critical industries

With 35,000 flights a day and not a single commercial aircraft accident in 2017, we could all learn thing or two about safety from Europe’s air traffic management industry.


Devonport Dockyard – serious about health and safety

Health and safety reps at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth have their work cut out with just under 5,000 staff and a site that is three and half miles long and between 0.25 and one mile wide.