Safety team wins gold in national awards

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From left: Adam Wade, project HSE manager;Geoff Blacklock, HSE lead and Kieran McLeod, project training coordinator at BEPDT.
From left: Adam Wade, project HSE manager;Geoff Blacklock, HSE lead and Kieran McLeod, project training coordinator at BEPDT.
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:46AM

Cumbrian workers have won a gold award at a prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The Box Encapsulation Plant Delivery Team (BEPDT) will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow on Thursday, September 14.

Gold medals are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years.

Chris Cunningham, project director at BEPDT, said: “We are incredibly proud to win a gold in the RoSPA awards.

"Geoff Blacklock, our HSE lead, and the whole team have worked hard to embed a safety culture throughout our organisation and this also benefits our local community with our team members taking that safety culture home with them when they leave work. I’m delighted that everyone’s hard work has been recognised nationally.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety, and held in high regard around the world.

“This is a special year in the history of RoSPA, and we congratulate all of our winners in this, our centenary year."

The contract for the Box Encapsulation Plant Delivery was awarded in 2014. It supports the clean-up of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) on the Sellafield Site.

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