Torness staff smash all-time safety record

Torness Station Director Paul Winkle (left) celebrates the safety achievement with colleagues (left to right) Kevin Jarvie, Danielle Smith and David Marshall.
Torness Station Director Paul Winkle (left) celebrates the safety achievement with colleagues (left to right) Kevin Jarvie, Danielle Smith and David Marshall.

Torness power station staff and contractors have taken safety to a new level, achieving more than 1,000 days without an injury at work.

When a member of staff injures themselves at work, and is absent from work for one day or more, this is referred to as a lost-time incident (LTI). It is more than 1,000 days since such an injury occurred at Torness, which is the equivalent of around 2.5 million hours worked without injury.

Station director Paul Winkle said: “Safety is always our number one priority at Torness and is very much part of our culture. If an office was to receive this accolade it would be a real achievement, but for an industrial site it is nothing short of remarkable.

“This has been achieved through rigorous health and safety training and high level of nuclear professionalism.”