The purpose of this Intervention 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.
The intervention comprised of meetings with senior managers and subject area experts. Various areas of the site were visited, including the RCA, the ILW Dry Store, the Mechanical Annexe, and the Modular Accommodation offices, 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 invention and discuss fire safety on the site.
We found that the issues from the last RRO intervention had been satisfactorily addressed. The ILW Dry store is now fully commissioned, and operative, and the 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 adequate.
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.