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23 May 05
UKAEA as a whole and the UKAEA Dounreay site have both been awarded the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal for best practice in health and safety for five years running. This is the second year that both have received this coveted award, reflecting the importance placed on continually improving safety practices across UKAEA.

Some 1,300 businesses and organisations received RoSPA awards this year, 212 of whom received the Gold Medal which can only be achieved if gold awards have been gained over five consecutive years.

Welcoming the announcement, UKAEA Chief Executive, Dipesh Shah, said: “In our business the public rightly demands the highest levels of safety and anything less than ‘best in class’ is unacceptable. We are committed to delivering our decommissioning programmes to time and cost, but their safe delivery is and will remain the highest priority.”

John Howard, RoSPA Chief Executive, said: “The awards are designed to help managers raise the profile of good health and safety practice in their organisations by celebrating their successful track record. They examine whether the employer has a good safety management system in place as well as a good safety record.”

The presentations were made at a special ceremony at Birmingham on 18 May.