LC11 Emergency Arrangements compliance inspection
- Site: Hinkley Point C
- IR number: 16-004
- Date: September 2016
- LC numbers: 11
Purpose of Intervention
The inspection comprised the planned observation of joint Counter Terrorism and Emergency Exercise “Wheelhouse” for the purposes of judging compliance with LC11: Emergency Arrangements.
Interventions Carried Out by ONR
Inspection of NNB GenCo’s implementation of arrangements for compliance with Licence Condition 11: Emergency arrangements.
Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made
Licence Condition 11 - Exercise Wheelhouse.
The ONR HPC Site Inspector judges that Exercise Wheelhouse:
- demonstrated that, for a new reactor construction site, a correctly scripted and executed joint Counter Terrorism and Emergency exercise scenario may be used to judge the adequacy of the arrangements for compliance with Licence Condition 11: Emergency Arrangements;
- provided a satisfactory demonstration of: command and control; the effectiveness of the Emergency Control Centre (ECC) and Security Control Room (SCR) personnel to manage the response to an incident;
- demonstrated that the simulation cell maintained a timeline of injects which added a realistic dynamic to the exercise which further tested the response of ECC and SCR personnel; and,
- did not reveal any issues that challenged NNB GenCo’s compliance with Licence Condition 11 of Hinkley Point C’s site licence.
Conclusion of Intervention
I conclude that as NNB GenCo prepares to start construction of Hinkley Point C it has adequate arrangements for complying with Licence Condition 11 and continues to develop its emergency response organisation and site infrastructure in line with the current project schedule.