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Planned Inspection of LC 36

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This was a planned intervention at the GE Healthcare Grove Centre Nuclear Licenced Site in Amersham to inspect licensee compliance with Licence Conditions 36 (Organisational Capability) as part of a planned intervention within the Decommissioning Fuel and Waste plan.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I carried out an on-site Licence Conditions 36 (Organisational Capability) compliance inspection meeting with the GE Healthcare Ltd Director UK Nuclear Sites, the Security Manager, the Leader of UK Projects, the UK Engineering Leader and the RPA (Regulatory Liaison). The intervention involved sampling the licensee's arrangements and implementation to assess compliance with Licence Condition (LC) 36. I also inspected the Nuclear Baseline for Nuclear Emergency Response with the Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person (SQEP) responsible for the management of the documentation using the Nuclear Industries Code of Practice (NICOP) for "Nuclear Baseline and Management of Organisational Change" Second Edition March 2014 as the basis for the inspection.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not Applicable

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

I sampled the licensee's arrangements for compliance with Licence Condition 36 (Organisational Capability) in accordance with ONR Technical Inspection Guides (TIG) NSTAST- GD-048 Rev 4 and NS-TAST-GD-065 Rev 2 and the Nuclear Industries Code of Practice (NICOP) for "Nuclear Baseline and Management of Organisational Change" Second Edition March 2014.

The arrangements for LC36 were appropriate and the implementation of the Nuclear Baseline for Nuclear Emergency Response showed clear management and control. In my opinion, this demonstrated adequate compliance with the LC36 requirements.

Conclusion of Intervention

In my opinion, the licensee's arrangements for compliance with LC 36 were adequate from the sample documentation inspected and the evidence provided during the inspection.