11 Jul 12

Sizewell B Safety Record Recognised

Sizewell B Power Station near Leiston in Suffolk has been recognised for its exceptional safety record.

The EDF Energy power station was selected for the top President’s Award in the recent RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2012.

The President’s Award was presented in recognition of organisations which had achieved 14 consecutive Gold RoSPA awards.

David Rawlins, awards manager at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said: “The RoSPA Awards programme provides well-deserved recognition for the winners and spurs on other organisations to raise their standards of accident and ill health prevention.”

“We congratulate Sizewell B power station on its success and encourage it, and all our other winners, to remain committed to safety and health, an approach that is well recognised to be good for workers and the bottom line.”

RoSPA is a safety charity with a 95-year history. Dating back to 1956, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK.

The awards recognise commitment to accident and ill health prevention and are open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. The scheme does not just look at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including important practices such as strong leadership and workforce involvement.

“Safety is our over-riding priority at Sizewell B power station, so it is very positive for us to receive this national endorsement of our efforts,” said Martin Cubitt, Technical and Safety Manager at Sizewell B.

“We work in an industry which prides itself on its safety record but to achieve 14 consecutive Gold Awards, while producing low-carbon electricity for over 2 million homes, is an exceptional achievement and demonstrates the consistently high standards that we work to at Sizewell B.”

For more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and safety Awards see www.rospa.com/awards/