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Inspection of Magnox Ltd Oldbury's arrangements against the requirements of CDG 2009 and ADR 2017

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of the inspection was to:

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection was conducted against the requirements of CDG09, a relevant statutory provision of The Energy Act 2013, which requires carriage of Class 7 dangerous goods by road to be in accordance with the appropriate edition of the European Agreement known as ADR. The current edition is ADR 2017.

The inspection examined a sample of the management arrangements used by Oldbury, in respect of the safe transport of radioactive material, against the requirements of CDG09.

In addition, the inspection supported the concurrent inspection being carried out by the ONR Site inspector on LC6 (Document, records, authorities and certificate) and LC17 (Management Systems) arrangements.

The intervention focused on the following areas;

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A - not a System/Structure Based Inspection.

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

The inspection concluded that the current arrangements at Oldbury for the safe carriage of Class 7 dangerous goods continue to be adequate based on the evidence reviewed. In addition, the M2 Flask Design Authority management systems examined supported the ongoing permissioning process.

Three inspection observations were made and conveyed to the licensee, these were:

The inspection also identified good practices, these were:

Conclusion of Intervention

The findings were shared with, and accepted by Oldbury. I made some suggestions regarding potential improvements. I did not identify any significant shortfalls in the arrangements which I deemed to be adequate overall.