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Licence Condition inspection at AWE Burghfield

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The purpose of this was to consider licence compliance in terms of licence condition 10, Training, and licence condition 12, Duly Authorised and Other Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons. The interventions were carried out on the Mensa project at AWE B site.

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

The intervention is part of an agreed series of interventions covered under the ONR intervention strategy 2016/2017. The intervention rating is identified within the report.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The following interventions were carried out at the Mensa Project site:

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not Applicable

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

Licence Condition 10: In relation to the Mensa LC10 compliance inspection, I established that the training of AWE personnel is carried out through functions rather than the project. Nuclear safety training is provided through the induction process for contractors and the supply chain. Specific Mensa training may be required in the future to meet commissioning team needs. Overall, I assessed that a ‘Green’ intervention rating was appropriate.

Licence Condition 12: In relation to the Mensa LC12 compliance inspection, I established that the project is between the major civil construction phase and the mechanical and electrical installation phase. As such the need for different SQEP and DAP resource has been identified. AWE is preparing a plan to define how these needs are managed. Overall, I assessed that a ‘Green’ intervention rating was appropriate.

Conclusion of Intervention

In relation to the Mensa LC10 and LC12 compliance inspections, considered that Green ratings (No Formal Action) were appropriate. I