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Capenhurst Nuclear Services arrangements in respect of class 7 transport

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

Capenhurst Nuclear Services arrangements in respect of class 7 transport

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this inspection at Capenhurst Nuclear Services Ltd (CNS) a tenant on the Capenhurst licensed nuclear site was:

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection reviewed CNS arrangements in respect of the safe transport of radioactive material, against the requirements of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable.

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

Inspection Methodology

The Inspector examined a sample of the transport arrangements deployed by CNS for the safe transport of radioactive material, including the associated management system documents. In this instance this comprised package approvals, compliance with certificate requirements, receipt arrangements, incidents. This included succession planning, competency, training and emergency response arrangements provisions.

CNS procedures for these transport operations, processes and the relevant records were examined and implementation reviewed.

The Inspector compared relevant statutory requirements with both prescribed arrangements and actual practice.

Inspection Findings

I identified six recommendations for improvement and six observations during the course of this intervention. CNS agreed that the transport emergency plan & recovery plan documents and associated training should be completed by end of December 2017.

Conclusion of Intervention

The CMS arrangements examined in this inspection in relation to the transport of radioactive material are considered adequate for the purposes of compliance with the requirements of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009.

Once the recommendations for improvement have been addressed by CNS the arrangements for consignment operations will be enhanced further.