A nuclear specialist has been recognised for keeping its workers safe.

Nuvia, which works across nuclear engineering, project management and other services, received The Order of Distinction from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for the eighth time.

The award recognises 23 consecutive years of "gold standard" safety.

The firm will receive the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Award at a ceremony in Birmingham later this year.

Nuvia has two sites in Cumbria, one near Sellafield and one at the Westlakes Science Park, near Whitehaven.

Mike Lewis, Nuvia’s head of assurance, said: "Health and safety is always evolving, and we never stop looking for new and improved ways to keep our employees safe when they are at work.

"Receiving these accolades from RoSPA shows that we are always going the extra mile to meet the demands of our people as well as our clients. It is also poignant that the award has been announced at a time when NUVIA, along with the rest of the UK economy, is making big changes to ensure business continuity during a time of national emergency and it reminds us that the health and safety standards we have set ourselves have to be maintained despite the challenging circumstances.”

Last year Nuvia won RoSPA's highest accolade, the Sir George Earle Trophy. It also won the Workforce Involvement in Safety and Health Trophy in 2018 and the Engineering Services Sector Award in five of the previous six years.

The RoSPA scheme is the largest and longest-running awards programme of its kind in the UK.

It recognises commitment to accident and ill-health prevention and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas.

The scheme looks not only at accident records but entrants’ health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.