Top safety award for Fylde nuclear plant

Fylde's nuclear fuel plant has won a top safety award.

Monday, 24th April 2017, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:10 pm
The Springfields nuclear fuel plant at Salwick
The Springfields nuclear fuel plant at Salwick

The Westinghouse factory at Springfields has again been successful in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2017.

In recognition of achieving 16 consecutive Gold Awards in previous years, Westinghouse Springfields has now been awarded an Order of Distinction Award in the prestigious annual scheme run by RoSPA.

The 2017 award highlighted initiatives including regular safety workshops for all employees, near-miss reporting, risk assessments and a safety culture.

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Managing Director of UK Fuel Operations, Simon Marshall, said: “This is tremendous news and a fitting accolade recognising our employees’ commitment to health and safety.

"The award continues our proud history in the RoSPA Awards. It is the 17th year in succession that our occupational health and safety management systems and culture have been recognised at the highest level, reflecting the importance Westinghouse places on safety throughout the company worldwide.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record. Achieving the standard required is no mean feat.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year.”