A major project to supports the retrieval of historic nuclear waste from Sellafield has scooped another top safety award.

Since construction of the Silo Maintenance Facility (SMF) began in October 2013 its commitment to workplace safety and wellbeing has been recognised by several honours, the most recent being the Sellafield CEO Award.

The SMF project, due for completion in December, has also received the Sellafield Safety Performance Award over four consecutive years.

The team has also this year collected a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Commended Award and has reached the milestone of three million working hours without an on-site lost time incident. Mike Higgins, Cavendish Nuclear commissioning manager, said: “It is inspiring to see that the project’s strong health and safety performance has been recognised by the multiple safety awards we have won."