The gas and electricity distribution networks operate and maintain critical UK infrastructure that pose serious health and safety risks for their operatives.
Significant risk management systems are already in place within the networks. In addition to this approach, and as a final resort, an operative can be issued with personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to the task.
Typical PPE currently in use by the networks includes: breathing protection, head protection, feet protection, eye protection, protective clothing, hand protection, ear protection and high visibility clothing.
The networks are keen to uncover innovative new PPE products or potential PPE projects that could improve the safety and experience of their operatives. They are particularly interested in improvements related to fit, materials and usability.
Find out more about the call for innovation here.
To register initial interest, and request an Initial Proposal Form, please enter your details online or call the Energy Innovation Centre on 0151 348 8040 and quote the reference number GDN-17-07.
Please note, specific EOI forms are created for each individual Call for Innovation and the matching form will be required to progress any submissions.
The closing date for registering initial interest is 5.00pm 3 November 2017. Please note office open hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.