Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Transport inspection of High Technology Sources Limited

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The purpose of the inspection was to:

 Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection was conducted through a site visit to the office of HTSL, 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 SI 2009:1348 (CDG 09), an applicable 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. In particular, although not exclusively, the inspection considered arrangements in respect of ADR 1.3 - Training, ADR 1.7.2 - Radiation Protection Programme, ADR 1.7.3 - Management System, ADR 1.8.3 - Safety Advisor, ADR 1.10 Transport Security, and CDG09 Regulation 24 - Radiological Emergencies.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A – not a System/Structure Based Inspection.

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

The inspection concluded that the current arrangements of HTSL concerning the safe carriage of radioactive material continue to be adequate.

HTSL to consider the following findings:

The inspectors were satisfied that these issues did not present a significant risk to workers or the public, so long as the current management and emergency arrangements remain in place and transition to new arrangements ensures the same level of compliance. The management committed to review the inspection findings and implement appropriate action.  No formal regulatory action was considered necessary.

Conclusion of Intervention

The inspection found current arrangements to be Adequate for the purposes of ADR, and in compliance with the requirements of CDG09.