THE FIRM managing Berkeley and Oldbury power stations has been commended for its health and safety record.

Magnox was awarded the Sir George Earle Trophy by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) on Wednesday, May 14.

This is RoSPA’s top competitive accolade and recognises Magnox’s commitment to intensive training, especially around the core areas of safety and board level responsibility.

Tom Mullarkey, RoSPA chief executive, said Magnox had performed outstandingly.

“The firm’s passion to leave a legacy that is safe for individuals and the environment alike is truly inspiring,” he said. “Good working processes and practices were abundant, and we were particularly impressed by the seamless co-operation between employees and contractors.”

Magnox manages ten nuclear licensed sites owned by the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, including those undergoing decommissioning in Berkeley and Oldbury.

The company also won the Construction Engineering Industry Sector award, a MORR Gold achievement award and nine site awards, including an order of distinction for both Berkeley and Oldbury.

Managing director at Magnox, Neil Baldwin, said the awards were a real honour.

He added: “The RoSPA awards always have special significance because they recognise our level of performance compared with other companies in other industries.”