Torness staff smash all-time safety record

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

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 15th November 2011, 7:02 am

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.

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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.”