18:17 uur 14-07-2016

Westinghouse Springfields wint internationale veiligheidsprijs

SPRINGFIELDS, U.K.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Springfields in Preston heeft de prestigieuze Order of Distinction Award van de Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gewonnen. Dit is het zestiende jaar op rij waarin de veiligheidscultuur en verhoogde veiligheidsmaatregelen van het bedrijf worden bekroond door de RoSPA.

RoSPA en de Order of Distinction Award zijn internationaal erkende prijzen voor activiteiten in 24 industriële sectoren, waaronder de bouw, gezondheidszorg, transport en logistiek, techniek, productie en onderwijs. De onderscheiding geeft organisaties de kans te bewijzen dat ze zich blijvend inzetten voor verhoogde veiligheidsstandaarden en hun successen te vieren. De prijs uit 2016 brengt de vele initiatieven van Westinghouse voor het voetlicht, waaronder regelmatige veiligheidsworkshops voor alle werknemers,  rapportage bijna-calamiteiten, risicobeoordelingen en de creatie van door alle werknemers omarmde veiligheidscultuur.



Westinghouse Springfields Receives International Safety Award


SPRINGFIELDS, U.K.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Springfields site located in Preston has been awarded the prestigious Order of Distinction Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is the 16 th consecutive year that the company’s enhanced safety culture and safety improvements have been recognised by RoSPA.

RoSPA and the Order of Distinction Award are internationally recognised achievements for operations in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. The award offers organisations the opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising safety standards and to celebrate success. The 2016 award highlights the many initiatives introduced by Westinghouse including regular safety workshops for all employees, near-miss reporting, risk assessments and the development of a safety culture which has been embraced by all employees.

“This is a tremendous and fitting accolade to recognise our employees’ commitment to health and safety, particularly during Springfields 70 th anniversary,” stated Managing Director of Westinghouse U.K. Fuel Operations, Simon Marshall. “For 16 successive years our occupational health and safety management systems and our management-union partnership and culture have received awards at the highest level, reflecting the importance Westinghouse places on safety throughout the company worldwide.”

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is celebrating its diamond anniversary, marking 60 years the awards have been celebrating excellence in safety performance. The awards programme is the largest and longest-running of its kind in the U.K. It recognises commitment to accident and ill health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the U.K. and other countries. The programme looks at accident records as well as entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners. It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations.

“This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.”

To learn more about Westinghouse Electric Company and our vision to be the first to innovate the next technology, practice or solution that helps our customers generate safer, cleaner, more reliable energy visit www.westinghousenuclear.com.


Westinghouse Springfields
Alan Beauchamp, 01772 762841
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Email: beaucha1@westinghouse.com

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