5 Dec 14

Gold Healthy Working Lives award for Hunterston B power station

There has been another proud moment for occupational health adviser John Miller at Hunterston B power station as he and his team have scooped one more top health award for the North Ayrshire plant.

This time it is the Health Working Lives Gold award which has been picked up by the committed team who offer advice on managing weight, stopping smoking and hold mental health and wellbeing sessions amongst many other things.

John Miller said, “We already achieved the bronze and silver healthy working lives awards in 2013 and maintained them this year. I am so pleased to have won this gold award but the hard work doesn’t stop here. We have a three year plan in place and want to increase engagement with employees who could benefit from our help. We are determined to carry on making Hunterston B power station a healthier and safer place to work.”

Station Director Colin Weir said, “I am absolutely delighted the hard work John and his team put into making us all healthier is making a big difference. We have everything at the station from slimming clubs and cycle schemes to a state of the art gym and regular information on heart health, diabetes and strokes.

“Our canteen has recently won a healthy eating award for providing good nutritious meals. We have also picked up the ‘Health in the Workplace’ award at the recent Scottish Health Awards. Looking after our employees is one of our top priorities.”

Steve Bell, Strategic Director, Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives said, "Well done to Edf Energy’s Hunterston B power station on achieving its Healthy Working Lives Gold Award. It is thoroughly deserved as the management and employees have shown a clear and continued commitment to a healthier, safer workplace.

“As a result of their dedication, employees have become more aware and involved in their own health and wellbeing as well as that of their colleagues.”