Health & Safety

At Springfields the health and safety of our employees, the community and environment is our number one priority.

In fact health and safety is the first and foremost message we teach all our apprentices so that it becomes second nature in all their working practices. Safety training for apprentices begins with a comprehensive safety induction, including first aid training delivered on site by trained paramedics, manual handling, behavioural safety workshops covering induction to site safety, risk assessment and all basic health and safety, which helps instill a positive health and safety culture that will benefit you for the rest of your career at Westinghouse.
Safeguarding Policy
The Company recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty to promote and safeguard the welfare of young people under the age of 18, and vulnerable adults. This includes helping to protect them from situations which may lead to abuse. It is recognised that within SFL there are a number of initiatives where employees may come into contact with young / vulnerable adults for example, Work Experience, Apprenticeships and site visits. 

The Company recognises that every employee needs to be given equal opportunity to develop and perform to the best of their ability.
With this in mind the Company has a relevant Safeguarding Policy which all employees are required to familiarize themselves with.

Case Study

“As a Mechanical Maintenance Apprentice at Westinghouse Springfields Fuels Limited I learnt fundamental engineering skills within the training centre before progressing to work with qualified craftsmen across the various plants on site. The experience has provided me with a good understanding of how each of the plants operate. After obtaining the title of ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and later achieving a First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering it enabled me to gain a promotion to the Product Design Group. I now provide technical support to the Oxide Fuels Complex and the associated AGR supply chain whilst studying a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and working towards gaining the status of Chartered Engineer (CEng). The Springfields Apprenticeship Scheme provides an excellent start for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the engineering and nuclear industry.” – Craig Levin