Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Planned interventions at BAE Systems Marine Limited

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This intervention was one of a series planned for the BAE Systems Marine Limited (BAESML's) licensed nuclear site at Barrow, in line with the strategy for regulating the site during 2016/17.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

On 23rd August 2016 I carried out an unannounced inspection visit to BAESML; no prior warning was given to the licensee. This visit involved an inspection of the command control and access arrangements associated with the boat and cranes in the Devonshire Dock Hall.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable.

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

I considered that BAESML's has adequate local arrangements for control of the Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes to assure nuclear safety and the access arrangements to the Core Load House to be robust.

Conclusion of Intervention

From the evidence gathered during this intervention, no matters have been identified that are likely to have a significant impact on nuclear safety on the site at this time. However, some observations were made and feedback was provided to the licensee. Therefore, no further regulatory action arising from this visit is considered necessary.