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Rosyth, Inspection of LC 8, 9 and 10 Arrangements and Level 4 Meetings

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This report covers an inspection of the Rosyth Royal Dockyard Limited (RRDL) licensed site at Rosyth undertaken as part of a series of planned interventions in accordance with the IIS Strategy and Plan for 2016/17.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The intervention consisted of an inspection of the licensee's compliance with Licence Conditions 8 (Warning Notices), 9 (Instructions to persons on the site) and 10 (Training).

The LC8, LC9 and LC10 compliance inspections were undertaken by the ONR Site Inspector, in accordance with the relevant ONR Technical Inspection Guides and involved examination of relevant licensee documentation, targeted discussions with relevant members of the licensee's staff and inspection of the Active Waste Accumulation Facility, Radiochemistry Laboratory and Dock Number 2.

Additional to the Licence Condition compliance inspections, I undertook a routine update of issues that had been raised at previous site inspections.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A

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

The compliance arrangements for LC8 and LC9 were found on inspection to comply with legal duties and relevant good practice was generally met. No shortfalls were identified and a number of examples of best practice were identified. On this basis I have given an inspection rating of green for this inspection.

Compliance arrangements for LC10 were also found on inspection to comply with legal duties and relevant good practice was generally met and on this basis I have given an inspection rating of green for this inspection. Whilst arrangements for training were judged to be effective a minor shortfall was identified in relation to the systems in place for visibly demonstrating that competence is being maintained on a periodic basis. A Level 4 regulatory issue will be raised to monitor licensee progress in addressing this minor shortfall.

I held a meeting with safety representatives, to support their function of representing employees and to receive information on matters affecting their health, safety and welfare at work. There were no issues arising from this meeting.

The level 4 meeting reviewed progress against the existing issues on the ONR Issues database. On the basis of these discussions and evidence provided I am satisfied that adequate progress is being made on these issues.

I undertook physical inspections at a number of locations at the site in support of the LC compliance inspections and also in support of ongoing inspection of the adequacy of the licensee arrangements for the SDP project. In my opinion, standards of housekeeping where good and the licensee was demonstrably in control of the operations being undertaken on the site. No issues were raised from these inspections.

Conclusion of Intervention

On the basis of the information provided and evidence obtained during this intervention, I concluded that the licensee has effective arrangements under Licence Conditions 8 (Warning Notices), 9 (Instructions to persons on the site) and 10 (Training). A minor shortfall has been identified in the licensee arrangements for Licence Condition 10 (Training) in relation to visibly demonstrating that competence is being maintained on a periodic basis and a regulatory issue will be raised to address this.