Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Rosyth Compliance Inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This intervention at the Rosyth Royal Dockyard licensed site was undertaken as part of the 2016.17 intervention plan in support of the propulsion sub-division strategy.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

As part of the intervention we sampled Rosyth's licence condition LC5 arrangements for consignment of nuclear matter. The targeted areas were the Active Waste Accumulation Facility (AWAF) and the Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP). We were provided with Rosyth's arrangements under LC5 and sampled their consignment records.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable during this intervention

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

Based on the evidence obtained by sampling in the areas inspected (AWAF archive and Health Physics Office) Rosyth has demonstrated control and oversight of consignments of nuclear matter.

Rosyth has arrangements in place which comply with LC5, though has never asked ONR for consent to consign to somewhere other than a relevant site; they do not expect to have to ask for consent in the future. Records of consignments of site were accessible, legible and accurate.

Observations made to the site to improve the record keeping have been accepted by the site and will be managed as part of normal regulatory business.

Conclusion of Intervention

Site Licence Condition 5 - Consignment of nuclear material: Based on the evidence sampled during the inspection, the ONR inspectors concluded that Rosyth are compliant with LC5 and that No Formal Action is required. Minor findings will be followed up by the site inspector as part of normal regulatory business.