Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Planned Control of Radiation Exposure (CORE) inspection at Barrow

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

In accordance with the ONR programme of planned inspections to examine Control of Radiation Exposure (CORE) across a number of nuclear sites (under Regulation 8 of the Ionising Radiations Regulations, IRRs 1999), two ONR specialist radiological protection inspectors conducted an inspection of control of radiation doses on the BAE Systems Marine Ltd Barrow in Furness site.  To ensure a consistent approach to CORE inspections, ONR uses a standard questionnaire and follow-up question and answer sessions with the duty holder.  Other regulatory interface meetings were also held on site  

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection was conducted on the licensed BAE Systems Marine Ltd Barrow in Furness site and consisted of:

The aspects examined included: ALARP strategy; dose limits, targets and budgets; trending and analysis; learning from experience; targeting of ALARP measures; work scheduling; provision of information and training for workers; and benchmarking and sharing relevant good practice.  

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A

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

BAE Systems Marine Ltd arrangements for operational radiation protection are considered to be consistent with examples of relevant good practice in the following respects:

Some areas for potential improvement were identified as follows:

Conclusion of Intervention

The arrangements inspected were deemed overall to be adequate.