Office for Nuclear Regulation

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GE Healthcare Cardiff Nuclear Licensed Site (CNLS) Planned Inpsection of LCs 3, 10 and 12

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This was a planned intervention at the GE Healthcare Cardiff Nuclear Licenced Site to inspect licensee compliance with Licence Conditions 3 (Control of Property Transactions), 10 (Training) and 12 (Duly Authorised and other Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons) as part of a planned intervention within the Decommissioning Fuel and Waste plan.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I visited the site on the 2nd February 2016 and met with the CNLS Site Manager, Safety Case Manager, Waste Manager, EHS Compliance Specialist and Radiation Protection Advisor.  The intervention involved sampling the licensee’s arrangements and implementation to assess compliance with Licence Conditions (LC) 3, 10 and 12.  I was also made aware of the licensees proposal to start work to delicence parts of the Grove Centre licensed site in Amersham and I participated in a video conference with some of the license’s personnel at the Grove Centre.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not Applicable.

Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made

I sampled the licensee’s arrangements for compliance with Licence Conditions 3 (Control of Property Transactions), 10 (Training) and 12 (Duly Authorised and other Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons).

The arrangements for LC3 were appropriate and although there are currently no tenants on the licensed site, an example of the arrangements put in place previously was inspected.  I judged this demonstrated adequate compliance with the LC3 requirements.

The procedures for Training (LC10) and Duly Authorised and other Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons (LC12) were sampled.  Arrangements were in place to identify the requirements for Duly Authorised Persons (DAPs) and other Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons (SQEPs).  The site manning baseline identifies the posts and a sample of these roles were inspected.  The training required prior to appointment was clear and inspection of training records showed that this had been completed and was within date.  Certificates of appointment were sampled and had been signed by the Director and reflected the role identified in the baseline.  Personnel understood their duties under the appointments sampled.  I considered these arrangements to be adequate for compliance with LC 10 and LC 12.

Conclusion of Intervention

I judged that the licensee’s arrangements for compliance with LCs 3, 10 and 12 were adequate.