This inspection, one of a series of planned inspections for 2017/18, was undertaken to judge compliance with licence condition (LC) 11 - Emergency Arrangements.
During this intervention, an ONR inspection team assessed the Level 1 emergency exercise "TEAL". This inspection consisted of observing Magnox Ltd Harwell staff deploying its emergency arrangements to control a simulated emergency event.
In my opinion the planning for the exercise was thorough, and that the scenario was sufficiently challenging for Magnox Ltd at Harwell to demonstrate its emergency arrangements. I identified a number of good points but also a number of areas for improvement, which were conveyed to the licensee in the post-exercise de-briefing meeting.
Taking into account the exercise planning/scenario and the observations made by the ONR team during the exercise, I considered the emergency exercise to be an adequate demonstration of the site's emergency arrangements made under Licence Condition 11.