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EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd's Corporate Inspection of LC10 Arrangements

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This was a planned inspection of EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd. (NGL)’s Corporate Arrangements for Training under Licence Condition 10 (LC10).

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I carried out a planned compliance inspection against LC10 ‘Training’.  The inspection focussed on the company’s training process including oversight and continuous improvement by the Fleet Training Manager; operation of the Training Standards Accreditation Board and oversight and delivery of training from a Station perspective.

The intervention was performed in line with ONR’s guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

There was no safety system inspection carried out during this intervention.

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

I found that arrangements for providing oversight of EDF NGL’s Management of Training process are maturing. The Fleet Training Manager is using the Training Managers Peer Group to drive continuous improvement. Throughout the span of activities I sampled there was evidence of use of a range of organisational learning tools including self-assessment and effective use made of operating experience via a series of curriculum review committees. Operational and technical training programmes are subject to rigorous self-evaluation and external accreditation.

During my LC10 compliance inspection at Hartlepool Power Station I saw evidence of how a systematic approach to training is applied to the maintenance programme.  I found that training provision was adequately resourced and well supported by senior managers.

Conclusion of Intervention

I was satisfied from the activities I sampled that NGL’s arrangements for providing training for those on site who have responsibility for operations which may affect safety were good. No actions have been raised.