ONR Transport Programme inspected Magnox Limited at Harwell in relation to the safe transport of radioactive material on 10th February 2016. This compliance inspection (substituted for another inspection already on the plan) was prompted by an incident in which an item of depleted uranium containing Cs137 was incorrectly consigned as LSA1.
The purpose of the intervention was:
The inspection was conducted through a visit to the Harwell site, interviews with staff and documentary review.
The inspection was conducted against the requirements of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009, a relevant statutory provision of the Energy Act 2013, and one which requires carriage by road to be in accordance with the appropriate edition of a European Agreement known as ADR. The current edition is ADR 2015.
The scope of the inspection was limited to:
Not applicable to this Transport inspection.
The Inspectors sampled the transport arrangements deployed by Magnox Limited at Harwell and compared the requirements within relevant statutory provisions and management systems standards with both prescribed arrangements and actual practice.
The Inspectors were accompanied by members of Magnox Limited at all times to help avoid any misunderstandings and contribute to the smooth running of the intervention.
No Findings were raised during the inspection.
ONR’s assessment on the acceptability of an organisation’s Management System is influenced by: