The body which oversees nuclear decommissioning in the UK is preparing to hold its inaugural safety and wellbeing awards.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and its group of businesses will hold the first NDA Safety and Wellbeing Awards on September 18.

The awards, which are expected to be attended by around 300 people in Manchester, will recognise the work being done across the group, including achievements which have kept the workforce safe.

Alan Cumming, the NDA’s director of nuclear operations, said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff is and always will be our number one priority.

“Adopting the right attitudes and behaviours are vital to driving the safe and effective delivery of our mission, and to continuously improving in everything we do.

“We are already carrying out some really inspiring work, both within the NDA group and across our supply chain.

“These are the first Safety and Wellbeing Awards to be held by the NDA, and they aim to honour those who promote and deliver a positive safety and wellbeing culture.”

Winners will be chosen in four main categories; safety and technology innovation, outstanding project, achievement in safety and achievement in wellbeing.

There will also be a Role Model Award for people who have championed safety, wellbeing and diversity.

A Chairman’s Award will also be handed out to one of the winners of the categories, to recognise the project, team or individual who has shown exemplary performance.

There have been seventy nominations in the awards with 20 finalists.