Workers at a Scottish nuclear power station have celebrated 10 years’ continuous working without a single work-place injury.
Workers, contractors and management celebrated by baking a 10th anniversary cake at the Hunterston B atom plant in Ayrshire after the station last week reached a decade without anyone having to take time off due to an injury at work.
Since March 2008 staff and contractors at the site have worked more than 18.2 million hours in total without a lost time injury – which is when someone working at the station injures themselves on duty and is absent for one day or more.
This is longest run across all eight UK nuclear power stations operated by the French-owned EDF.
Station management also marked the achievement by giving every member of staff and contractor an Easter egg and a first aid kit while an exhibition recognising the success was set up in the canteen so workers could gather to celebrate.
Roddy Angus, Hunterston’s Technical and Safety Manager, said: “We take safety extremely seriously. It is embedded in our culture; we start every meeting by discussing a daily safety message to ensure that when people go out to work on the plant, safety is at the forefront of their minds.
Hunterston B – which last year generated enough electricity to power 1.8 million homes – has been producing low carbon electricity since 1976. It is due to close in five years’ time.
6 Apr 2018