“Wind energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies with a major part to play in tackling the climate crisis, and Siemens Gamesa is a global market leader across the entire wind spectrum – offshore, onshore and service. In this dynamic and competitive industry, players must continually adapt and innovate in order to maintain market share, and this environment intrinsically brings challenges to the workforce.”
“Currently we manufacture, install and service thousands of turbines that are up to and exceeding 100m high, with rotor diameters of up to 167m. To achieve this, we implement large-scale projects with many complex components such as logistics, tools and suppliers. Working in this environment is inherently risky, which is why we put the safety and wellbeing of our employees at the forefront of what we do. Our care for our employees is why we introduced Howdy to our Service Offshore UK team. Here, we provide the tool for around 500 of our employees and have been using it for three main benefits:
- Providing direct wellbeing support to our employees before they reach a critical state of wellbeing.
- Monitoring the overall wellbeing of our many teams, providing managers with an insight into their team’s stress levels.
- Bringing the subject of stress and mental health up in regular conversation, helping to remove the stigma.
Having helped several our employees through difficult times, the support Howdy has provided has been invaluable.”
Project Engineer – Siemens Gamesa