Safety-conscious staff at nuclear plant site recognised

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) held an event this week to recognise all staff working on the corporation’s preferred site in Barakah for their commitment to maintaining the highest standards in safety and performance as they carry out preliminary works for the UAE’s first nuclear energy plants.

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Published: Sat 23 Jun 2012, 1:03 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:20 PM

Ten employees were recognised for their leadership and commitment to developing a strong safety culture. An additional 64 employees were recognised for their special contribution and performance relating to safety.

Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the ENEC, said: “The most important priority at the ENEC is building and strengthening our safety culture. I am proud of the commitment demonstrated by the full team who are working to deliver a nuclear energy programme for the UAE that sets a new benchmark for safety, quality and efficiency.”

The event was attended by senior members of the ENEC management team, the corporation’s prime contractor KEPCO and 5,000 site staff. The ENEC fosters an internal safety culture. The over-arching priority is to ensure the safety of the UAE community, ENEC employees and the environment. Employees are encouraged to raise any safety concerns or identify areas for improvement. All employees are empowered to issue a “stop work” order if they believe a situation is unsafe. This rigour promotes a culture of continual improvement and promises excellence in creating and sustaining a safety-conscious work environment.

The UAE has adopted the most rigorous standards of safety, transparency and non-proliferation in its approach to the development of its peaceful civil nuclear energy programme. The UAE’s approach to nuclear energy has been praised by experts around the world.

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