Health, Safety and Environment

Our goal is a workplace free from harm

Safe behaviours by everyone, protecting the health of all and enhancing the environment we work in are the core values of how we operate

Ensuring that the public and everyone working on sites are safe, is our highest priority.  On the Evaporator D project at Sellafield, we achieved over a million manhours without a lost time accident on a multi-disciplined project involving 12 organisations with a common goal to keep people safe.
We are committed to the highest standards of health and safety and environmental performance. Our processes and performance levels are at the forefront of the construction industry, and we have developed the knowledge and skills to implement world-class environmental and health and safety plans which are fully compliant with the requirements of individual nuclear site licenses and deliver benefits in terms of sustainability.
 
Health, safety and environmental management must take into consideration the entire life cycle of the plant from design and construction through commissioning and operation to its eventual decommissioning.
 
We strive to ensure that all personnel go home safe and healthy at the end of each day. We not only endeavour to minimise our impact on the environment but seek to enhance it. Although incident trends continue to decrease our goal continues to be to achieve zero harm.
 
The UK-specific code of practice for nuclear sites has been fully embedded in our operational systems through working closely with the Office of Nuclear Regulation, and the  Environment Agency; this is demonstrated through our current ongoing and recent experience at:
 
  • Sellafield
  • the Magnox reactors being decommissioned
  • the EDF Generation fleet of operating plants
  • Olkiluoto 3 plant under construction in Finland
  • Our projects are regularly recognised with awards from safety organisations such as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
  
In December 2011 we became the first organisation in the UK to have its behavioural safety programme accredited by an independent third party, The Cambridge Centre for Behavioural Studies. The programme was re-accredited in 2015. 
Our approach to health, safety and the environment provides the following benefits:
 
  • Construction partners for whom health and safety and minimising environmental impact are core values
  • Committed and visible leadership team
  • Rapid, responsive, and high-quality fully-open investigation and reporting
  • A well-established behavioural based safety process
  • Commitment to environmentally sustainable solutions
  • Strong environmental management of ecology, pollution and waste