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Magnox - Corporate MoC 8 Implementation Inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This intervention was carried out to determine the adequacy of the implementation arrangements of the recent corporate management of change (MoC) under Licence Condition 36. In accordance with ONR's Decommissioning and Waste (DFW) programme strategy and the relevant task sheet.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The intervention was carried out against LC36: Organisational Capability, with particular focus on MoC 8 - 'Phase 2 Right Sizing Programmes & Technical Functions' and involved interviews with Magnox staff and examination of records and relevant evidence.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A

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

The inspection assessed the adequacy of the implementation arrangements for the corporate management of change by sampling the Waste Programme and the Technical Directorate.

The Inspectors found that the implementation arrangements of the change had been well managed and controlled. The records of action close out and supporting evidence was generally of good quality. The baseline structures were clearly defined. However, there was insufficient information to justify the exclusion of certain roles and there was no record of a current vulnerability analysis as required by the licensee's arrangements

A Level 4 Regulatory Issue was raised; for Magnox to review their corporate level baselines to ensure that the baseline contains a current vulnerability analysis, with adequate justifications. This will be managed through normal Regulatory interaction.

The inspection also found some minor areas for improvement with configuration control and the identification and oversight of performance indicators and I was satisfied with Magnox's assurances that these would be addressed.

A Regulatory Issue was raised after a previous inspection, which had identified that some Intelligent Customer roles were fulfilled by individuals on zero hour contracts or agency supplied workers. The reliance on these individuals has been significantly reduced following a recent organisational change. It is the opinion of the Inspectors that the risk has been addressed such that the Regulatory Issue has been closed.

Conclusion of Intervention

I concluded that the requirements of LC36 had generally been complied with and the inspection was rated as green. There were some areas for improvements; these will be managed through normal Regulatory interaction.