A lot of the energy that we use in our homes and businesses is produced at nuclear power plants. All over the world, they are a valuable source of power that in many ways is much better for the planet than the coal and gas power plants that were used before.
However, most of us know that at a nuclear plant, the consequences of something going wrong can be devastating – Chernobyl, and the surrounding area that is still too dangerous to enter and is classed as an exclusion zone, is testament to the fearsome power and danger of the nuclear power plant.
But what about all the power plants still in use all over the world, and the workers who are working there – how safe are they really?
Nuclear power plants in this day and age take many safety precautions – from those that you might find in any other workplace, such as staff that have completed training courses such as these first aid at work Cheltenham based training courses by Tidal Training Direct. As well as this there are more specific safety measures aimed at preventing any more Chernobyl-style catastrophes, as well as keeping the workers there safe from the effects of long-term radiation exposure.
In fact, there are many reviews of the nuclear power industry that have concluded that far from being dangerous, the measures that are put in place to protect the staff mean that it is in fact one of the safest industries to work in.