Safety surge earns top honour for power plant

Pictured in Lynemouth Power Station's turbine hall are (l-r) Works Director Vaun Campbell, Safety and Training Officer John Jones, Mechanical Craftsman Dave Brown and Instrument Technician Jamie Campbell.
Pictured in Lynemouth Power Station's turbine hall are (l-r) Works Director Vaun Campbell, Safety and Training Officer John Jones, Mechanical Craftsman Dave Brown and Instrument Technician Jamie Campbell.
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Power station workers in Northumberland are so switched on to safety that they have earned one of the country’s highest honours.

Lynemouth Power, which employs 135 people, has received a rare Order of Distinction from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after achieving its gold standard for health and safety for 19 years running.

The award is only given to organisation with at least 15 consecutive RoSPA Gold awards, demonstrating sustained achievement.

The scheme considers accident records, health and safety management systems, leadership and workforce involvement.

Lynemouth Power Works Director Vaun Campbell said: “For Lynemouth Power health and safety is about much more than a management system. It is part of our culture and it’s engrained in every aspect of our work. So although this RoSPA award is something we celebrate as a team, it is a badge of honour everyone at Lynemouth Power can wear with great pride.”

RoSPA Awards Manager Dave Rawlins said: “RoSPA believes it is important to recognise outstanding commitment to health and safety and Lynemouth Power has consistently achieved at this level for many years.”

It is a badge of honour everyone at Lynemouth Power can wear with great pride.

Vaun Campbell, Lynemouth Power Works Director