Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Cyclife UK Ltd - Joint inspection with the Environment Agency

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This inspection was carried out following a report to ONR of an increase in the site perimeter radiation dose. The inspection was conducted jointly with the Environment Agency to inspect the licensee’s arrangements to control radiation levels at the perimeter and within the licensed site.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The intervention was informed by ONR’s guidance requirements as described in our technical inspection guides, which can be 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

As no safety system inspection was undertaken, this was not applicable to this intervention.

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

During the inspection we assessed the adequacy of the licensee’s Radiation Protection arrangements and conducted an inspection of the Metals Recycling Facility to see how the licensee implemented these arrangements at the point of work. We considered that the arrangements within the Metals Recycling Facility process area were adequate however in the container park area a number of areas for improvement to control dose rates within the licensed site and at the site perimeter were identified. Therefore, overall compliance with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 was judged to be below the required standard.

Conclusion of Intervention

A number of areas for improvement have been identified to control dose rates within the site and at the perimeter which have been communicated and agreed with the licensee.