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Magnox Ltd - Berkeley and Oldbury sites compliance inspection of Licence Conditions 7, 12 and 36

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

I undertook this intervention to examine Magnox Ltd's compliance with a number of Licence Conditions (LCs) at the Berkeley and Oldbury sites. This was a planned intervention as detailed in ONR's intervention plans for the Berkeley and Oldbury sites, and in support of ONR's Decommissioning Fuel and Waste sub-division strategy.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I inspected the following:

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable

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

It is my judgement that Magnox Ltd has, at both sites, made and implemented adequate arrangements for the notification, recording, investigation and reporting of incidents on the sites. There was evidence at both sites that the corporate arrangements were being adequately implemented in a similar manner.

It is my judgement that Magnox Ltd has, at both sites, made and implemented adequate arrangements to ensure that only suitably qualified and experienced persons perform any duties which may affect the safety of operations on the sites. The arrangement do provide for the appointment of duly authorised persons to control and supervise operations which may affect plant safety.

It is my judgement that Magnox Ltd was able to demonstrate that it has adequate human resources for safe operations at both sites. The recent move to a regionalised structure provides opportunities for greater organisational resilience.

Conclusion of Intervention

I discussed the inspection findings with the sites' management teams.