Could you tell me in more detail about safety? From community to workers?
With regard to safety at work, as a worker I genuinely mean it when I say I feel very safe working at this power station. All forms of safety; industrial, radiological and nuclear are taken extremely seriously and are at the forefront of everything we do and the decisions we make. There is also a culture to constantly strive and improve safety, and never be complacent. We regularly review operating experience from other EDF Energy stations and indeed other nuclear industries to help us improve. There are also regular peer reviews at the stations to help us take learning from elsewhere and it’s always interesting to learn practices of other sites worldwide in your specialism (mine being radiological protection).
We also take safety of the public and the local population very seriously. There are biannual Local Community Liaison meetings held with the stations and local councils which are always open to the public and an opportunity for anyone to ask any questions they may have.
EDF Energy also encourages getting involved in local community projects and STEM events. I have been fortunate enough to get involved with lots of school events; explaining my role, how nuclear works and hopefully promoting science careers to young people.