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Heysham 2 Power Station - Licence Condition Compliance Inspection of LC11

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake a Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspection at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited (NGL) Heysham 2 Power Station in line with the planned inspection programme contained in the Heysham 2 Integrated Intervention Strategy (IIS) for 2016/17.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

This intervention was a compliance inspection against LC11 (Emergency Arrangements) using the guidance provided within ONR document NS-INSP-GD-011 Rev 4 which requires that inspectors undertaking a compliance inspection against LC11 consider both the arrangements that are in place together with their associated implementation.

I, the ONR nominated site inspector, undertook this compliance inspection against LC11 (Emergency Arrangements) and was based on sampling the implementation of Heysham 2 arrangements for LC11.

Part of this compliance inspection involved attendance at an Emergency Arrangements Review Meeting (EARM) with the ONR Civil Nuclear Security Inspector.

This intervention was performed in line with ONR’s guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides, which can be found at ) for the area inspected.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable: No safety system inspection was undertaken during this intervention.

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

The LC11 inspection examined the implementation of the station’s arrangements in the following areas:

My observations from the EARM, demonstrated several aspects of the EPE role responsibilities being undertaken, these activities also included the preparations made for Level 1 safety and counter terrorism exercise held in February 2016 and engagements with external stakeholders.

For my sampled inspection of the AACP there has been good progress in its development since my previous inspection. I was satisfied that the emergency equipment that is held within the garaged areas met the legal requirements for LC11 and have therefore rated this intervention as Green.

Conclusion of Intervention

Overall, I consider that the arrangements and their associated implementation for LC11 for the sample undertaken met with the required standards; I have therefore rated this inspection as Green.

There are no findings from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety nor require a change to the planned interventions and inspections of Heysham 2.