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Site Inspection to ensure compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to confirm that the general fire safety provisions on site are adequate, and to confirm that compliance with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Regulations 2005 (RRO) is being achieved. The visit is part of a planned series of interventions across all divisions.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The intervention comprised of meetings with senior managers and subject area experts.

Various areas of the site were visited, including the turbine hall, the back-up diesel generator buildings, the auxiliary low pressure boiler rooms, and the safety building. Personnel encountered during the intervention were constructive, open and engaging.

We also met a workforce safety representative to provide information in respect to our intervention, and discuss fire safety culture on the site.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A

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

The issues from the last Intervention had all been satisfactorily addressed.

We found that the site has a good appreciation of fire safety risks and control measures, as evidenced by a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment process and an exemplary level of housekeeping across the site.

Overall, I judged that standard of compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to be adequate and concluded the following inspection rating was appropriate: Green.

Conclusion of Intervention

There were no issues relating to a shortfall in regulatory compliance identified as part of this intervention, and the response of site management throughout was very positive throughout, and this was communicated to the site management team at the end of the inspection.