Top safety honour for power station

A county power station has won a one of the highest honours in the country for health and safety management.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has bestowed its Order of Distinction on Lynemouth Power Ltd and its 135 employees.

The Order of Distinction is RoSPA’s highest sustained achievement award and is only presented to those organisations that have attained at least 15 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards for outstanding health and safety performance.

Vaun Campbell, works director at Lynemouth Power Ltd, said: “This award recognises the systems we have in place to enhance the health of our employees and to protect the safety of everyone who enters our site.

“However for Lynemouth Power, health and safety is about much more than a management system.

“It is part of our culture and it’s ingrained in every aspect of our work.

“This award is a badge of honour everyone at Lynemouth Power can wear with great pride.”

The RoSPA Awards scheme looks at accident records and also entrants’ health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Dave Rawlins, RoSPCA awards manager, added: “Lynemouth Power is a very worthy recipient of our Order of Distinction.

“Power stations are complex environments and if they are not managed to the very highest standards they can be hazardous places.”