Dounreay wins prestigious safety award for second time

Dounreay wins prestigious safety award for second time

Dounreay’s clean-up contractor has won the ‘Sword of Honour’ international safety award from the British Safety Council for the second time.

The Sword of Honour is the most prestigious international health and safety accolade that a company can receive, and it is designed to encourage and reward organisations that work to best practice.

This year, 54 swords have been awarded world-wide, so winners can be assured that they are among the best in their class for health and safety.

DSRL’s Assurance director Alan Scullion said that the award belonged to the workforce at Dounreay.

“The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority strongly encourage its sites to achieve high levels of safety," he said.

"We are totally committed to having a positive safety culture on site, where everyone is involved in keeping themselves and their colleagues safe. Our staff, contractors and safety representatives can feel proud that they are helping us to be one of the safest workplaces in Britain.”

NDA’s programme director for Dounreay, Nigel Lowe, said: "This is an excellent result, well deserved.

“It is indicative of the successful journey DSRL has been following for many years.

“It is clear to anyone who visits Dounreay that there is engagement and commitment from all of the workforce and their supply chain to maintain the high standard they have set."

The award ceremony will take place in November.