NDA honours safety excellence at top awards

David Peattie, NDA CEO, introduces the NDA Safety Awards 2019

David Peattie, NDA CEO, introduces the NDA Safety Awards 2019

The first Safety and Wellbeing Awards, held by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), recognised the exceptional work being done across the group.

Eleven winners picked up awards in front of around 250 people at the ceremony, held in Manchester. All were chosen for their achievements and successes in keeping the workforce safe and well.

They are:

  • Safety and Technology Innovation: Sellafield – Waste Vitrification Plant Pipe Bridge in High Level Waste Plant
  • Outstanding Project: Sellafield – Silo Maintenance Facility Project
  • Achievement in Safety: Magnox – Focus on Continuous Improvement
  • Achievement in Wellbeing: Magnox – Mental Health First Aid and Wellbeing
  • Role Model: Sellafield – Josephine Stabler
  • Role Model: Dounreay – Denny Macdonald
  • Role Model: LLWR – Darren Simpson
  • Role Model: Magnox – Angharad Rayner
  • Role Model: Magnox – Keith Jennings
  • Role Model: Sellafield – Dorothy Gradden
  • Chairman’s Award: Sellafield – Silo Maintenance Facility Project

There were many highly commended teams and individuals from across the NDA group, including from our subsidiary Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).

All winners from NDA Safety Awards 2019

All winners from NDA Safety Awards 2019

The winners were chosen from 70 nominations as being the most outstanding projects and innovations from across the NDA’s group of businesses.

David Peattie, Chief Executive of the NDA, said:

Our role in cleaning up the UK’s nuclear legacy is of national importance. It’s our duty to carry out this highly complex mission safely.

These awards have highlighted the inspiring work within the NDA group and the shared drive to put safety and wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do.

Delegates heard from leading experts in the field of safety and wellbeing during the event including Professor Denise Bower OBE, Executive Director of the Major Projects Association, Michael Boaden, of MIND mental health charity, and DC Ian Chappell, of Cumbria Police.

The event also saw a safety exhibition featuring leading projects and innovations from across the NDA group, wellbeing workshops and wellness activities.

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