Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Heysham 2 - LC12 Compliance Inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to conduct a compliance inspection of a Licence Condition (LC) 12 (Duly authorised and other suitably qualified and experienced persons) at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd's Heysham 2 nuclear power station. The inspection was done as part of ONRs series of planned interventions as set out in the Heysham 2 integrated intervention strategy for 2017/18.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I, the nominated site inspector, supported by the nominated site inspector for Torness undertook an LC 12 compliance inspection relating to duly authorised and other suitably qualified and experienced persons at Heysham 2. We sampled the licensee's compliance arrangements and their implementation relating to:

Role profiles or job descriptions for suitably qualified and experienced persons (SQEPs) and duly authorised persons (DAP)

The LC12 inspection undertaken utilised the following ONR guidance documents:

I also undertook an information exchange meeting with the Heysham 2 Station Director as part of my routine station engagements, both parties agreed that this meeting was an open and constructive meeting.

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

The following LC findings are provided:

The intervention was performed in line with ONR’s guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Conclusion of Intervention

For the LC12 compliance element of my inspection one ONR issue was raised, given that this is a minor administrative non-compliance, I consider that a Green rating is warranted. There were no findings identified from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety.