GDES and ITER make sure that Safety Comes First

ITER, the world’s largest fusion project, held a Safety Day on 16 September as part of a drive to actively engage all workers and collaborators at its facilities. Safety is a central priority at ITER, and so its QHSE division organised a full programme of hands-on workshops, discussions and demonstrations to provide information on key procedures at the site and to raise awareness among participants. The event focused on three risks that are always a part of our operations: falling from height, falling objects, and system and process risks.

Our colleagues from GDES Revanti France, which is tasked with applying the coatings on the main building of the ITER project, took an active role in this important initiative in line with our Group’s Safety Culture by contributing a stand on Chemical Hazards. At the stand, our colleagues created a fun and interactive Safety Quiz which was a great success among the attendees and helped to convey the importance of the commitment of all to Health and Safety.

According to Youngeek Jung, Head of the Construction Domain at ITER, safety continues to grow in importance on this project as “they are standing on a major threshold for Tokamak construction activities”. The procedures discussed at the event and the safety culture of all involved will enable the massive components, the result of years of hard work that are crucial for ITER, to be successfully installed.