Donation to the Team

From Interserve Industrial Services Ltd

On the Sellafield Site there is a scheme called SAFECOP whereby a nominated charity each month receives a cheque for 400 from a company on the site which provides contract services.

Martin Foley, one of the Site Operations plants had nominated Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team as his chosen charity and we were selected.  The Regional Director, Tom Jones attended the mountain rescue base along with his colleagues John Owen and Dermott Conway to present the cheque.  Photographs were taken of Martin Foley along with the Interserve management team and will be added to the site as soon as they are back from the studio

Grateful thanks to both Martin and Interserve for the contribution to operational costs which the team requires as it is funded totally through voluntary donations such as these.  The following is the article that Martin Bentley has written and will be put in the local papers and company journals

Good safety record at Sellafield benefits Mountain Rescue Team

The Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has just received a cheque for 400 from Interserve Industrial Services as a result of the good safety performance of the BNGSL and Contractor workforce at the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo at Sellafield.
Martin Foley, from the building, nominated the Rescue Team to benefit from the SAFECOP scheme (Safety Awareness For Everyone, Contractors, Operations, Projects).
The SAFECOP scheme is run by Interserve and BNGSL as a means of encouraging safe working, by ploughing some of the savings made preventing accidents into cash for good causes. Every 28 consecutive days worked at the facility without an OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) recordable injury or incident earns 400 for the scheme. Everyone working on the project is able to nominate a good cause and, each month, a winner is chosen at random, with the money going to their good cause.
Martin Foley, accompanied by three representatives of Interserve Industrial Services: Tom Jones - Divisional Director, John Owens - Site Manager and Dermott Conway - Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, presented the cheque to Richard Warren Chairman of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.
Richard thanked those involved with the contribution, Martin for nominating the Team, Interserve for the donation and all the people whose safe working made it possible.
The Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team is a charity and is almost entirely funded by the public. Its members are always on call and are requested via the police. Most call outs are to aid people lost or injured on the fells, but the Team also assist the emergency services in other threatening situations such as floods or heavy snow. The Team consists of 40 people, about 20 of whom work at Sellafield.. BNGSL is very supportive of the Team and allows members to attend call outs as appropriate.

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Team Chairman Richard Warren shakes hands with Martin Foley from the operational plant who nominated the team for the award
Tom Jones, Divisional Director, Interserve Industrial Services Ltd. (centre) along with John Owens, Interserve Site Manager (to the right) and Dermott Conway, Interserve's Manager for Environment, Health and Safety (background)

Team members Ken Owens,  Martin Bentley, Colin Smith, Rob Friend, Rob Tulloch in the background look on - presentation made at the Mill Forge Headquarters of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

A more appropriate location for the team with Wastwater and the Screes in the background

Mobile 1 - one of the two landrover workhorses of the team, Yewbarrow in the background to the left, Scafell shrouded in cloud above the vehicle