Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Transport inspection at Wylfa

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of the intervention was:

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection reviewed Magnox Wylfa's arrangements in respect of the safe transport of radioactive material, against the requirements of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended 2011).

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable to this Transport Compliance Inspection.

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

Inspection Methodology

The Transport Inspector sampled the transport arrangements deployed by Wylfa for the safe transport[1] of radioactive material, including the associated management system documents. In this instance this included package maintenance operations, flask loading, consignment and staff training.

Inspection Findings

No Findings were raised during the inspection.

Conclusion of Intervention

ONR's assessment on the acceptability of an organisation's Management System is influenced by:

Not all areas of Magnox Limited's Management System were sampled during this inspection, but those documents that were inspected indicated a mature system for off-site transportation of radioactive material.

The Package maintenance, filling and consignment operations reviewed during the course of this inspection met planned arrangements and regulatory requirements. Hence in the opinion of the ONR Inspector these aspects of Transport arrangements are considered to be adequate.

In conclusion the arrangements employed Wylfa in relation to the transport of radioactive material are considered acceptable for the purposes of compliance with the requirements of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended 2011).