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Dounreay - Transport Interventions to support GB/4469, GB/2816 and GB/4085A Package Permissioning

Executive summary

ONR inspected Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) arrangements at Dounreay site in relation to the safe transport of radioactive material. The inspection also supported the ongoing permissioning of transport safety case submissions associated with the Dounreay Exotics Consolidation Programme (DECP).

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of the inspection was to:

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The inspection reviewed DSRL arrangements to meet the requirements of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009.

The intervention focused on the transport packages that are being used for DECP.

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 findings of the inspection were shared and accepted by DSRL. There were two instances of good practice identified that provided confidence in the implementation of the safety case and some suggestions where potential improvements could be made.

 Conclusion of Intervention

This inspection identified no major issues of safety concern or safety importance that might warrant follow up inspection to support permissioning activities as DECP continues.