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Nuclear companies honoured for safety at Sellafield

Teams from Sellafield Ltd collected nine RoSPA awards at a ceremony in Glasgow

The safety performance of those working on the Sellafield clean-up has been recognised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

A range of companies have received multiple RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, some of the world’s most prestigious safety prizes.

Sellafield Ltd won nine awards, with contracting companies also sweeping the board for their contribution to the site’s clean-up mission.

Two special medals honoured the work of those in the Pile Fuel Storage Pond and projects department, for five years of consecutive gold awards.

Mark Neate, Environment, Safety and Security Director for Sellafield Ltd said: “These awards reflect the hard work of our employees and contractors.

“While we are keen to celebrate this safe working, we also recognise that we must continually improve. We remain focused on keeping safe and secure, looking after each other and protecting our environment.

“I am proud of our employees and our supply chain’s continuing efforts towards improving safety.”

The awards recognise safety performance in 2017/18.

Bruce Wilson from the remediation team said: “What stands out for me is not just the number of awards, but also the range of highly challenging projects we are delivering.

“This recognition has provided a great opportunity to reflect on our shared success with colleagues from Sellafield Ltd and our supply chain.”

Teams working directly for Sellafield Ltd won seven gold and two silver awards;

Gold

  • Generation Magnox Storage Pond
  • Pile Fuel Cladding Silo
  • Spent Fuel Management
  • Environment, Health, Safety and Quality
  • Remediation
  • Pile Fuel Storage Pond
  • Projects Delivery Directorate.

Silver

  • Magnox Swarf Storage Silo
  • Warrington offices

Among the many contractors to have won are Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, Hertel UK Ltd, National Nuclear Laboratory, PPS Electrical, Shepley Engineers, OneFM and Jacobs Field Services.

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