Cyclife planned inspections
- Site: Cyclife UK Ltd
- IR number: 17-156
- Date: November 2017
- LC numbers: 21, 22
Purpose of Intervention
This compliance inspection is one of a series of planned inspections for 2017/18.
Interventions Carried Out by ONR
My Inspection examined Cyclife's arrangements to comply with licence conditions (LCs) 21 and 22.
Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate
Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made
These findings refer to my ratings of Cyclife's arrangements for compliance with licence conditions 21 and 22.
- LC 21 - commissioning of any plant or process which may affect safety. I examined management procedures and records relevant to Cyclife's operations, and found no significant shortfalls in the implementation of arrangements for the sampled and specific work activity.
- LC 22 - modification or experiment on existing plant. Cyclife presented a document which is signposted to support LC22. However, this document covers categorisation of modifications for all site operations, and is relevant to other LCs but not specific to LC 22, and therefore does not meet the requirements of LC 22(1) for the licensee to make and implement adequate arrangements. Cyclife accepted this finding and I will raise a regulatory issue to ensure that they remedy this important shortfall. However, I was satisfied with the evidence found regarding implementation of the processes and practices used to control modifications. My opinion is based on interviews with relevant operations personnel and examination of records relating to a specific, sample work activity.
Conclusion of Intervention
I advised Cyclife about my findings and they accepted the need for me to raise a regulatory issue for them to make adequate management arrangements for LC 22. We agreed that this work should be easily and quickly completed, by preparing a document containing proportionate requirements using ONR guidance (NS-INSP-GD-022 Rev 3) and against Cyclife's low hazard nuclear operations.
Two regulatory issues, 5180 and 5181 were discussed before this inspection. Based on Cyclife's prompt responses to ONR queries and the evidence they provided these issues are to be closed three months ahead of their due dates.