Archive centreWhitehaven
TitleAlan Hayton, oral history interview
DescriptionProject file, including compact disc of recording, full typescript transcript, typescript summary of interview, clearance note.
School; hobbies; voluntary work; teaching at Derwentwater Sailing Club; Duke of Edinburgh awards; Netherhall Sailing Club; working on nuclear flasks; Central Electricity Generating Board; international nuclear authorities; career progression; quality assurance; surveyor’s job with Eagle Star; Calder Hall; Fell Side; Vitrification Plant; Site Services; pumping stations; Pond Five; Health and Safety Inspectorate; Nuclear Installations Inspectorate; British Nuclear Fuels; ships transporting nuclear flasks; James Fisher; armed merchantmen; piracy in the South China Seas; irradiated areas; protective equipment; remote inspection equipment; PVC suits; C3 area; heat exposure; decontamination; procedure for de-suiting; showering; thoughts on Sellafield; commuting; incompetence in management; health and safety culture; pre-cancerous growths; contamination; travelling abroad; travelling around site by bike; appearing as expert witness for HSE after fatality in Sunderland; risks in other industries.
Access conditionsResearchers are required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 when using personal data of individuals who are living or likely to be alive (assuming a lifespan of 100 years) contained within the file. Further information available in the relevant Privacy Note on the Cumbria County Council website.
ContextBorn near Maryport. Served an apprenticeship with British Steel before working in quality assurance. Became an engineer surveyor for Eagle Star working on Sellafield site for several years and then generally in industry.
Catalogue levelFile
Subject termsOral history



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