The longest-running industry safety awards scheme in the UK, RoSPA - the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - has recognised Sellafield Ltd’s safety performance and that of our contractors working at Sellafield.
The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
Teams at the Pile Fuel Storage Pond and Project Delivery directorate received special gold medals, for achieving 6 consecutive gold awards; teams at the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo also received a gold medal award for reaching 5 consecutive golds.
There were also gold awards for the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond, Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, Remediation and Warrington Offices; Sellafield Ltd and EHS&Q received silver awards.
Martin Leafe, Head of Retrievals Value Stream, Sellafield Ltd said:
These awards reflect the hard work of our employees and contractors in keeping safe, often in challenging conditions.
Some of the work we do has never been done before anywhere in the world, so it is particularly important that we have a constant focus on safe working and protecting our environment.
During the period covered by the RoSPA Awards, Sellafield Ltd have been carrying out work such as:
- getting some of the oldest facilities on site ready to be emptied, and preparing new buildings to support those retrievals
- changing the skyline at Sellafield - reducing a redundant ventilation stack to a height where it no longer poses a risk to other buildings and starting to demolish the top of the Windscale chimney.
- safely completing the Thorp reprocessing mission
Mark Neate, Environment, Safety and Security Director, Sellafield Ltd added:
Safety is at the core of everything we do; it is and always has been an overriding priority.
These awards demonstrate the success we have in delivering work safer sooner and we want to see this level of performance extend across all our work at Sellafield.
We want everyone to go home safe at the end of their working day, with no harm to themselves or their colleagues, or the environment. That’s why we are driving hard to continuously improve. Our personal actions help keep us all safe.