Dounreay’s annual safety awards have netted a £4000 windfall for local charities and community groups.
The director’s awards are given to projects or individuals who have contributed significantly to safety on site during the year.
DSRL managing director Simon Middlemas handed out the trophies to the successful teams.
“All the winners and runners-up are teams made up of a number of different companies, which is a good advertisement for Caithness as a whole,” he commented.
Joint winners of the team award were the Prototype Fast Reactor team who cleaned up and removed the dirty dump tanks (companies involved – DSRL, BNS and JGC), and the team who successfully cleaned up the glass columns taken from the pulsed column laboratory (DSRL, NDSL, Doosan Babcock and Nuvia).
The winners decided to pool their prize money with the site’s donation to charity, meaning that a total of £4,000 will go to their chosen charities and local community groups.
Runner-up awards went to the team who cleaned out the fuel pond which served the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor complex (DSRL, NDSL, Doosan Babcock and Nuvia) and the team who carried out the £9.6m fuel cycle area ventilation replacement project (DSRL and JGC).