National Nuclear Laboratory


Wednesday 18 May 2022

NNL receives RoSPA Award for health and safety achievements

The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has received an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) selected NNL as Commended in the Renewable Energy Industry Sector Award category, at an event held at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London yesterday on 17 May 2022.

Representatives from NNL’s environment, occupational health, safety, security and quality (EHSS&Q) team attended the gala dinner to accept the accolade for their commendable work within the sector. RoSPA is at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world, working to stop the needless loss and devastation that accidents cause to individuals, families, communities, businesses and society.

Organisations receiving an award are acknowledged as being world-leaders in health and safety best practice. Every year, almost 2,000 entrants from nearly 50 countries vie to achieve recognition in what is the UK’s longest-running health and safety industry awards. The achievements are aimed at rewarding companies and people around the world for their demonstrable safety performance and continual improvement initiatives and results.

NNL’s overall safety management arrangements were assessed to be of a high standard, covering all aspects of safety including director-level involvement, risk management, communication, contractor management and health surveillance. This year’s entry also included a question on how NNL responded to the health and safety challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mike Hurst, Vice President, Compliance and EHSS&Q at NNL, said: “It is an amazing achievement for NNL to be recognised on a global platform – testament to the great work that has been completed and continues to be delivered throughout the organisation. Health and safety is weaved within our purpose as an organisation and keeping people safe whilst ensuring we operate at the highest standard will always be our top priority.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. By receiving this recognition NNL join like-minded businesses and organisations worldwide, who represent the very best in their approach to health and safety.

“I would like to add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award – congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive-up health and safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”

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