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Hinkley Point B - Planned Inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake a Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspection at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd's (NGL's) Hinkley Point B power station, in line with the planned inspection programme contained in the Hinkley Point B Integrated Intervention (IIS) plan for 2016/17

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

Assisted by an ONR Project Inspector, I conducted a compliance inspection against the following Licence Condition:

I also undertook a number of engagements with the licensee representatives, which covered the following topics:

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable as no system inspection was undertaken during this intervention.

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

Licence Condition 36: To judge the adequacy of implementation of the licensee's arrangements at Hinkley Point B, I sampled licensee's arrangements for management of organisational change (MoC). This included examination of recent MoC proposals, review of records of management meetings and interviews with members of staff with key roles and responsibilities identified within the licensee's arrangements. I am broadly satisfied that based on the sample observed, the licensee's arrangements for compliance against licence condition 36 - Organisational Capability are adequate. I therefore judge that an IIS rating of Green is merited. A few minor observations were fed back to the licensee

The intervention was performed in line with ONR's guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Conclusion of Intervention

Overall, I consider that the arrangements and their associated implementation for LC36 for the sample undertaken met with legal requirements. I therefore, consider an IIS rating of "Green" to be merited.

There are no findings from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety at Hinkley Point B nuclear licensed site.