Hertel passes 1.3 million hours without an accident at Magnox power stations
Hertel has recorded 1.3 million man-hours without a Lost Time Accident (LTA) across the five Magnox nuclear power stations in the UK for which it provides maintenance services.
Its safety record, overall performance and year-on-year cost savings have helped lead to Hertel being granted a two-year extension on its Framework Agreement on all sites until 2012.
The facilities include Wylfa and Trawsfynydd in Wales, Hunterston in Scotland, Hinkley Point and Dungeness in England.
Wylfa is the only operational power station where Hertel conducts maintenance. The other four sites are in varying stages of being decommissioned and have between 10 and 40 Hertel staff members on-site.
Ian Fraser, Site Manager at Wylfa power station, said: “Hertel promotes a culture of safety across its maintenance services, from the managing director, a former safety officer, to all members of the team. Magnox has a similar outlook on safety. At busy times when we need more team members at Wylfa we will always try to use Hertel staff from the other power stations, as we know they understand the importance of the safety culture.
In 2009 a British Safety Council audit awarded the company, for the first time, a maximum five stars for its safety procedures at Wylfa.
Alan Gosling, Regional Manager, Hertel, said: “We are delighted that as we pass 1.3 million hours without an LTA Magnox has rewarded us with an extension to the five year Framework Agreements. Knowing the sites and having an understanding of Magnox’s needs has helped Hertel maintain an excellent safety record.”
Tuesday 15th of June 2010, 04:00:17 PM BST
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