How to “Green-Screen”

How to “Green-Screen”

The wind energy business is rapidly growing with Corporate Responsibilities set at an all-time high to decarbonize their operations, nearly doubling the current Gigawatts that are currently being supplied to the grid. With this comes the opportunity to diversify our own operations and optimize our workforce to support supply-and-demand.

Recently, Clean Energy Services set out on a mission to gain insight from owner’s and OEMs to identify how we can diversify our current operations to offer higher-quality solutions. From the multiple aches and pains that were vocalized, one underlying issue remained parallel throughout, “We can’t find experienced people, quality has gone down significantly, REWORK!”  

When it comes to “green-screening” your workforce here are a few pointers on keeping your workforce focused:

Train for the task

Build out a core-competency program that is specific to your team’s green hires, provide oversight frequently and from a subject matter expert.  Behavioral or similar assessments are a good tool to further understand your new employees and what sparks response. Remember “it’s easier to form new habitats, than break old ones.” Limiting risk from the beginning is a win for your team and your clients.

Knowledge is free

The most valuable gift you can offer your team is knowledge. Teach your team the impact of what they are doing, and what actual costs are associated with it. Many technicians understand how to do the job but lack knowledge on financial and contractual obligations tied to the job. Indemnification and force majeure may be down the line but identifying the scope of work that is agreed to with financial obligations will make an employee have second thoughts on performing re-work.

Prioritize your safety culture

A good safety culture starts with the basics. With wind energy being no stranger to risk, giving a green worker the skills to identify and mitigate hazards is crucial. From dropped objects to electrical arcs a good technician always needs to be prepared. Teaching your new hires, the effectiveness of a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) can harness communication, working plan, and the risk involved.

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