More than two million hours without a lost-time incident has been reached by Hertel at Sellafield.
The company employs 200 at the site and provides a range of maintenance services including the removal of asbestos, painting, insulation and scaffolding. Hertel has been working at Sellafield for more than 20 years.
David Fitzsimons, Hertel’s Managing Director, says: “This is a notable landmark to reach and is testament to the way the team at Sellafield approach safety. There is a culture where everyone understands their responsibility to keep safety at the front of mind and work in a manner that will ensure the well-being of themselves and their colleagues.”
In addition to maintenance, Hertel has been involved in the deplanting of the former power stations, Calder Hall and the Windscale Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor. The work at Calder Hall has included the removal of asbestos which was one of the largest projects of its type to have taken place in Europe.
Martin Brownridge, Head of Programme Delivery, Calder Hall, adds: “Working safely is a pre-requisite at Sellafield. Reaching two million man hours without any incidents is an achievement to be proud of.”
Alan Blackwood, Hertel’s Site Manager at Sellafield, concludes: “Working safely is a continual process which is always in progress. We are continually seeking ways to improve, building upon experience to ensure everyone goes home safely from work.”