We have all got used to living large parts of our lives in the virtual world in recent months, with many of us only being able to meet friends and relatives online. And for most of us, it has actually worked quite well. This has very much been the case for the Cumbrian nuclear decommissioning and remote handling business James Fisher Nuclear. When lockdown hit, many of its office-based project staff such as engineers, project managers and designers were able to quickly relocate and re-organise to working from home and use online platforms to keep in contact with their teams and clients. Some of these temporary ‘work arounds’ like Microsoft Teams have proved to be so invaluable and effective in maintaining communication that they are being adopted to enhance business, post Covid-19, both internally and externally. For certain projects, working from home can only be part of the answer. And an important series concrete shaving trials for the Bays Interim State Pilot (BISP) for Sellafield Ltd. are a good example of just such an activity. As a result of some great work at JFN’s rig halls in Egremont from JFN and their consortium partners, Cumbria Nuclear Solutions (CNSL), it has been possible to ensure that the trials still go ahead as intended in a fully Covid-19 safe environment when they begin in late July.
In Cumbria 27th July 2020 read more »