Golden success at power plant

Staff at a power station are celebrating their golden success with a prestigious award.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 3:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 2:19 pm
John Jones,  H&S Manager at Lynemouth Power Station with the RoSPA Order of Distinction Award.
John Jones, H&S Manager at Lynemouth Power Station with the RoSPA Order of Distinction Award.

Lynemouth Power Station, which has a 146-strong workforce, has won The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) Order of Distinction Award.

The plant has been recognised for its exceptional health and safety standards by RoSPA which completes stringent employee safety and accident prevention assessments.

Orders of Distinction are presented to companies who have achieved gold standards for more than 15 years – and this year marks Lynemouth Power Station’s 24th consecutive year having ensured exceptional health and safety standards.

Standards were rigorously tested during the plant’s conversion process from fossil fuel to full biomass electricity production, now in its final stages.

The project, one of the largest civil engineering developments to be undertaken in the North East, has seen a complex yet successful collaboration between teams of onsite staff and subcontractors.

The Order of Distinction was awarded to the plant’s health and safety manager John Jones.

He said: “We’re delighted to have been presented with the Order of Distinction award as it’s a great achievement and one that involves every member of staff.

“The hard work and dedication of our employees ensures safety procedures are to the highest possible standards and it’s great that this has been officially recognised.

“Staff know how important it is to adhere to the safety guidelines and having 24 gold ratings in a row shows that as a responsible employer, we’re definitely doing something right. We look forward to achieving many more continuous years of gold health and safety standards.”

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