Meeting responsibilities to stakeholders
A Nuclear Decommissioning Authority case study

Page 1: Introduction

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The provision of energy to meet the needs of society is a pressing issue today. Many of the world's non-renewable resources such as coal, oil and gas are limited in supply. From the 1970s onwards, the UK was relatively protected by the discovery and exploitation of North Sea oil and gas. This increased supply benefited UK citizens and met more of their energy needs. For a short time oil and gas...
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Page 2: Stakeholders and business legislation

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The main objective of the NDA is to take responsibility for the decommissioning and clean-up of the UK's public sector nuclear legacy. Decommissioning is the final phase in the life cycle of a nuclear installation. The term refers to all activities from the shutdown and removal of nuclear material (fissile) to the environmental restoration of the site. Once a nuclear facility has been...
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Page 3: Health and safety legislation

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All workers need health and safety protection. These include contractors and the local community. It is in the interest of a business to protect its workforce or any group who might be affected by its operations.  There are a number of health and safety laws that affect all businesses, including: HSAWA - The Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 sets out a legal responsibility of...
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Page 4: Labour law

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The Energy Act sets out the responsibility for the NDA to ensure there is an appropriately skilled workforce available to carry out decommissioning and clean-up. The NDA has created Skills Action Plans to ensure that enough employees with the right skills are being trained to carry out this work. NDA makes sure that all of its employees receive competitive remuneration packages and good...
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Page 5: The business benefits of protecting the workforce

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Meeting or exceeding legal requirements creates a number of business benefits for NDA. These include: reduced rates of absence. NDA sites have lower levels of absence from sickness than the national average. increased motivation of employees. Employees who feel safe and secure have confidence in their employer. They are likely to work harder. This creates a more productive and profitable...
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Page 6: Conclusion

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The UK has a long nuclear legacy. The NDA is the body given responsibility by the UK government to make sure that decommissioning and clean-up of nuclear sites is effective and safe. NDA has created public confidence in its practices by meeting the necessary legal requirements. Through its commitment to health and safety NDA has helped move the UK towards being the leader in safe and secure...
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