Inspire marks five million man-hours with zero LTI at Barakah Nuclear Plant

The achievement was accomplished through implementation of a combination of proactive factors and achievements, the firm noted

Five million man-hours with zero Lost Time Injury (LTI) has been achieved at the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant according to facilities management firm Inspire Integrated (Inspire). The achievement was celebrated by plant owner Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) at the Butinah Tent at the plant to award Inspire’s employees for their dedication towards consistency in safety, security and employee welfare.

In its quest to provide a healthy working environment for employees and safe service delivery for its clients and other stakeholders, the Inspire team are setting a benchmark for industrial safety. With a robust and transparent reporting system including near miss and safety culture in the organisation, the zero LTI initiative is recognised by ENEC and monitored on a monthly basis through the project’s Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) key performance indicators, a statement from Inspire noted.

“Constant efforts and contributions towards safety from every single person have culminated in this great achievement. With open communication, meticulous supervision and management, we have achieved this milestone and intend to continue the upward journey towards the health and safety of our team. We are thankful to each and every member of the site team for their contributions and efforts to ensure we have introduced and maintained the highest HSE standards at BNPP,” said Andrew Law, Executive Director, Inspire Integrated.

In November 2021, ENEC said construction of Unit 3 was complete and, late in September 2022,  completed its successful start-up.

Located in the Gharbiya region of Abu Dhabi, the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant is the UAE’s first nuclear power station and the first commercial power station in the Arab world. It comprises four nuclear reactors and has a capacity of 5,380MW which is intended to supply up to 25% of the UAE’s energy needs. The site comprises over 100 buildings including residential, offices, utility areas and a guest house and the services provided by Inspire include total facilities management, hard services, catering services, specialist sub-contractor management, soft services and landscaping services, the firm explained.

Law continued, “It is an honour that the team at ENEC have awarded us for the achievement of five million man-hours with no injuries. The act of rewarding only motivates the team to perform better, stay vigilant and endorse safety measures among all colleagues.”

The five million man-hour milestone was accomplished through implementation of a combination of proactive factors and achievements, including: compliance and procedures; employee welfare, and health & safety.

Unit 1 and Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Plant are already in commercial operation and have been generating clean electricity 24/7.

The Inspire team will continue to strive for zero LTI and retain the progressive HSE journey throughout the company, the statement concluded.

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