The purpose of this intervention was to undertake a compliance inspection at Rosyth Royal Dockyard Limited (RDRL) in line with the ONR's planned inspection programme. The inspection included the Active Waste Accumulation Facility (AWAF), the laid up submarine ‘Swiftsure' and the In Dock Installation ( IDI) decommissioning platform.
I carried out the intervention to evaluate compliance with the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005/Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006. The intervention, which focused on the management of Fire Safety and provision of physical fire safety elements, comprised of meetings with senior managers and staff and prior examination of documentation. The two different locations were inspected and the overall fire safety strategies reviewed.
During my inspection I held a meeting to review the approach being taken to the planning and overall management of fire safety within two different areas on the licensed site.
My judgement is that the site has a project/management team that is proactive and well-resourced to ensure compliance with the life safety provisions of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (FSA).
During both the walk down and the meetings held, I identified a number of examples of industry good practice including good forward planning for fire system obsolescence and an excellent understanding of the importance of good housekeeping as a positive risk reduction measure. My inspection has provided me with confidence that the Fire Safety arrangements are effective and being implemented to a good standard.
I also witnessed a positive culture of openness on the site and a willingness to learn and improve.
Overall, I judged that the standard of compliance with the main provisions of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005/Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 was good and met legal requirements, I concluded the following inspection rating was appropriate: GREEN
I did not identify any deficiencies that seriously impact on Fire Safety at RRDL. No additional regulatory action is needed as a result of the findings of this intervention.