Wind turbine fires

Presented by

John Colquhoun

About this talk

This session will concentrate on wind turbine fires with a specific look at lightning protection and lightning strikes. This also includes a review of some insurance policy wording relating to the cover for lightning strikes. Speaker biography: John Colquhoun is a Chartered Electrical and Electronic Engineer and has over 8 years’ experience of forensic investigation in a wide range of cases throughout the UK and abroad. John carries out investigations and analysis of fires and explosions, electrical and electronic engineering failures, and personal injuries. John has also over 13 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in engineering, commercial and operational management roles and is certified to access onshore wind turbines, tall structures (Tower Climbing, Rescue and RF awareness) and holds an IPAF MEWP’s operator’s license. John has prepared numerous CPR compliant reports and has given evidence as an expert witness in the Royal Courts of Justice, Sheriff Courts (Scotland), a Fatal Accident Inquiry (Scotland) and Institute of Civil Engineering Arbitration.

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