Keeping Employees Safe at Sellafield
Last week, a story about our testing programme with Sellafield Ltd. was picked up by a number of news platforms. We are thrilled about this coverage and want to take this opportunity to tell you more about how our testing solutions are helping companies to minimise risk and increase employee confidence.
Sellafield Ltd. are responsible for the safe and secure operation and clean-up of the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria. The site must be staffed 24 hours a day to ensure it is safe and functioning effectively, meaning an outbreak of Covid-19 would be detrimental to their operations. They needed a way of ensuring their members of staff were safe whilst carrying out their essential work at the Sellafield site.
Madeleine Archer, who heads the Covid-19 recovery team at Sellafield, reached out to Moore MedTech after hearing about our testing programme with the BBC. She aimed to increase workforce confidence in her team who felt that they were at risk when attending work by offering regular testing to those who wished to take part.
The programme initially began as a pilot involving a few hundred employees. Following the pilot’s success, testing has now been rolled out to over 5,000 members of staff at the site.
Their support package includes rapid delivery of lateral flow test kits, online training sessions with Moore MedTech nurses, a support helpline for staff who need further guidance and a bespoke micro site. All the resources their staff may need to successfully conduct a test at home including FAQs, a video demonstration and testing guides can be found on the micro site for maximum convenience.
Madeleine Archer spoke to a member of our team about her thoughts on the testing programme: “We chose Moore MedTech because they offered an excellent support package as well as competitively-priced rapid test kits. The support we have received has been amazing! Our aim of increasing workforce confidence to attend the workplace has been achieved with the help of Moore MedTech.”
The news articles can be found here:
Insider Yorkshire: https://www.insidermedia.com/news/yorkshire/medtech-business-wins-sellafield-testing-contract?utm_source=yorkshire_newsletter&utm_campaign=yorkshire_news_tracker&utm_medium=business_article
Facilities Management Magazine: https://www.fmindustry.com/en/2021/news/49247/