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Fit For Nuclear

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F4N lets companies measure their operations against the standards required to supply the nuclear industry – in new build, operations and decommissioning – and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

F4N has been developed by the Nuclear AMRC, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and is supported by top tier partners including nuclear new build developers and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These industry leaders are using F4N to identify potential companies for their own supply chains.

As well as the Nuclear AMRC’s core area of high-precision mechanical engineering, F4N also covers companies which can supply control and instrumentation, electricals, and other manufactured components for nuclear plant construction and operation, as well as the specialised requirements of decommissioning.

Hundreds of companies have now completed the online F4N assessment, with most receiving ongoing support and development from the Nuclear AMRC team. More than 140 companies have been granted F4N after driving business improvements through a tailored action plan.

Participating companies range from contract manufacturers with no nuclear experience aiming to take a first step into the sector, to established suppliers wanting to benchmark their position and drive business excellence.

Fit For Nuclear is not a formal qualification, but a journey of business improvement. The process typically takes 12–18 months. The Nuclear AMRC will support you through every step, but the F4N journey will demand commitment and drive from your senior management team.

“During our F4N journey, we have undertaken many continuous improvement activities. We have become a more professional, efficient and safety-conscious company. Now we have been awarded F4N, we believe we are well placed to begin supplying the nuclear industry.”
John Fairhurst, Fairham Mouldings (Blackburn)

“The Fit For Nuclear assessment worked for us because it made transparent the gap of where we were, and where the industry would like us to be.”
Pete Staveley, Fort Vale Nuclear (Burnley)

Who is it for?

F4N is aimed at any UK company which could provide manufactured components for nuclear plant construction, operation or decommissioning.

F4N is designed for businesses with 10 or more employees or with a turnover of £1.6 million and upwards, as the principles of the programme are more difficult to apply to microenterprises.

Participating companies range from contract manufacturers with no nuclear experience aiming to take a first step into the sector, to established suppliers wanting to benchmark their position and drive business excellence.



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