Health and safety information for site users

Mountain bikers at PyC

The three year construction period for the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has now commenced  and will continue until early 2017, when we expect the wind farm to be fully operational.

There will be a lot of construction activity onsite during this time period. Your safety as a site user is a priority to us and our contractors.

Look out for signs and noticeboards!

  • Health and safety signage will be displayed onsite by our contractors and we ask that you follow the instructions displayed on these signs.
  • Notice boards will also be displayed onsite and will contain maps indicating where the works are taking place. These will be regularly updated so please look out for them.
  • We will be working with local groups who use the site to ensure that they are up to date with where the works are occurring.

All working areas will be clearly signposted and strictly closed to the public so please take this into account when planning your route. We will post regular updates on this website and include maps to make sure that you can avoid working areas.

You are our priority

All site workers will be told that people on public footpaths and mountain bike trails take priority and will be asked to take extra care when operating machinery near to public rights of way. A daily briefing will also take place each morning, ensuring plant operatives are aware of planned work and any specific health, safety and environmental risks. However, we must also ask that the public stick to public footpaths and trails at all times. Access to work areas is strictly prohibited for your own safety.

What else can I do to stay safe onsite?

  • Be aware!

If you see a vehicle and need to walk or ride past it, first maintain a safe distance

  • Wave hello, wave goodbye!

Ensure that you establish eye contact with the operator and give him or her a wave hello. This lets you know that he or she has seen you. Wait until the operator signifies that it is safe to proceed and wave goodbye to them as a signal that you are leaving the area in which they are operating.

  • Check the area around you!

If you don’t feel safe turn-around and use an alternative route. Please get in touch with us to let us know if you felt that your safety was at risk.

  • Slow down!

If you are riding a mountain bike slow down near to working areas. Be aware that if you are travelling at speed you may not be able to see or hear construction traffic and they may not hear or see you.

  • Be seen!

The visibility can be poor onsite due to the weather conditions so you may want to think about wearing high visibility clothing so that you can be seen more easily.

  • Take care!

If using the site with children or pets ensure that you take extra care especially when passing working areas.

  • Our Current Working Areas

Download a version of this map here.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or need further information.