A joint nuclear venture at Sellafield has been honoured with a top safety award for ensuring the welfare of its workforce.
The Project Silos Maintenance Facility Delivery Team, run by Cavendish Nuclear and Balfour Beatty, took the award in recognition of its practices and achievements.
The team was commended in the Construction Engineering Industry Sector in the internationally-renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards for the second year running.
Barry Mayes, the team's project director said: “We are incredibly proud to have achieved this award for a second year running.
"To be recognised at the commended level, a higher award than gold, reflects the significant emphasis we place on promoting a safety- first culture, with safety at the heart of everything we do.”
Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, added: “The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it.”
The award was presented to representatives from the team during a ceremony at ExCeL, London.
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