Award recognises high safety standards at Dounreay

Award recognises high safety standards at Dounreay

The British Safety Council has named Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd among its list of International Safety Awards for 2012.

The award is given to companies and organisations for “their proven commitment to workplace health and safety”.

DSRL is one of 125 worldwide to receive an award “with distinction” – the highest rating.

Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said he had been struck by the commitment and dedication shown to managing health safety in a proportionate, sensible and effective manner.

“What the winners have demonstrated is that well managed health and safety ensures the safety and wellbeing of their employees, contributes to business effectiveness and success,” he said.

“The health and safety of employees is non-negotiable and the winners have shown their determination, like us, to ensure that no one is killed, injured or made ill by work activities."

Last year, DSRL earned the council’s highest awards for safety and environmental protection after independent audits found “exemplary health and safety systems that are among the best in the world”.

DSRL managing director Simon Middlemas said a 10-fold reduction in accident rates at the site was one of his proudest achievements at Dounreay.

“Everyone – from the boardroom to the shopfloor – is striving towards a culture of zero tolerance of harm,” he said.

“Recognition by an expert body like the British Safety Council is a tremendous spur to maintain the downward trend and continue rooting out practices and behaviours that jeopardise the safety of people and the environment.

“Each and everyone of us is determined to make Dounreay the safest place in Britain to work.”

International Safety Award winners announced – British Safety Council