This was a planned inspection of the Corporate Emergency arrangements focussing on the Central Emergency Support Centre (CESC).
I carried out a planned compliance inspection against Licence condition 11 (LC11) ‘Emergency Arrangements’. The inspection focussed on the role of the CESC, the adequacy of training for CESC roles, maintenance of CESC equipment and CESC resilience.
The intervention was performed in line with ONR’s guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.
I found that the LC11 arrangements for the CESC are adequate (IIS Rating 3). The training of personnel who are on call for CESC duty in an emergency was good and no gaps were found in the rota. The equipment was tested regularly and inventory checklists were available.
Some of the management arrangements and processes that put enablers in place to allow the CESC to operate effectively are being documented and will be issued to reduce the dependence on key personnel. This is part of continuous improvement.
I was satisfied from the activities I sampled that the LC11 Emergency arrangements for the CESC are adequate, (IIS Rating 3). No regulatory actions have been raised however a number of minor observations were taken by the licensee to consider for further enhancements.