Office for Nuclear Regulation

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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 Inspection was to assess general fire safety provisions on site, and to confirm that compliance with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) is being achieved. The visit is part of a planned series of interventions across all Divisions.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection comprised of meetings with senior managers and subject area experts. The reactor building which is in the advanced stages of decommissioning was visited, and there was a good positive culture of openness to reviewing all areas we visited. We also met a workforce safety representative to provide information in respect to our inspectyion and discuss fire safety 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

We found that the decommissioning of the reactor building is progressing well, and that the minor issues from the last RRO intervention had been satisfactorily addressed. The current fire safety strategy was reviewed and deemed to be adequate.

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 satisfactory.

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 time.