Capital Safety Creates Global Wind Energy Team


Capital Safety announces the creation of a global wind energy team to meet the growing demand in the renewable energies sector. The team consists of highly trained safety experts from the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia who know the issues wind turbine manufacturers are facing in specific regions of the world.

“Over the past five years, we have been working with wind turbine manufacturers in the wind energy sector on a project by project basis, advising them on safety requirements,” say Oliver Hirschfelder, global wind energy director for Capital Safety. “Our focus in establishing the global wind energy team is to ensure key manufacturers, wind farms, and construction and service firms have this type of specialized advice for fall protection solutions and services for employees who work at height.”

Capital Safety offers a wide range of globally certified fall protection equipment, and plans to offer more products specifically for the wind energy sector in 2011, including the global launch of the ExoFit NEX Wind harness, which was recently released in the U.S. and Europe. As the wind energy sector continues to grow, Capital Safety is well placed to meet the increasing demand for safety products and training in the industry.

“There is real growth potential in the wind energy sector right now,” Hirschfelder says. “We are working hard to keep up with demand in China and India at present, as these countries become increasingly energy hungry. The drive toward more renewable energy sources is also expanding demand for our wind energy fall protection expertise significantly in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Spain. The Canadian market is growing in megawatts and turbine capacity size and the United States expects long term growth in the wind energy industry.”

The team is experienced in working with both onshore and offshore wind farms, and the company offers a wide range of fall protection products available for use on both offshore and onshore wind turbines. Capital Safety—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fall protection, confined space, and rescue equipment, with 12 operating sites worldwide and a passionate commitment to quality, innovation, and safety—is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance, and professional customer service. To learn more call (800) 328-6146 or visit