1 Jul 14

Dungeness B power station enjoys some pedal-powered fun

The special smoothie-bike was on show as part of "The BIG Week", an initiative set up by the station to engage with employees on areas such as health and safety, as well as diversity and inclusion and the company’s charity partner, Marie Curie.

Martin Pearson, station director at Dungeness B said: "The safety, health and well-being of our employees is really important to ensure they come to work fit for duty. The purpose of this annual event is to introduce new key focus areas to the station and to demonstrate what a diverse organisation we are. It also allows the Dungeness B team to build their networks and have some fun!"

Employees were also challenged to see if they could walk 10,000 steps a day, which is equivalent to about five miles. According to the NHS this can significantly improve your health.

Trevor Hammond, simulator development engineer at Dungeness B, managed to clock up over 88,500 steps during the week, which was the highest number recorded during the week.

He said: "It definitely got quite competitive within the station! I made sure I did more exercise during that week to be in with a chance of winning. This week has made me realise how easy it is to do a bit more exercise, and helped me to realise what the benefits of exercising more are."