Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Winfrith - Pre-Licensing LC 2 and LC 13 inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

Inutec Ltd has applied to ONR for a nuclear site licence (NSL) in its own right, as it has judged, and ONR agrees, that its undertakings on the Winfrith site fall under the scope of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965.  In order to assess Inutec Ltd’s suitability to hold a NSL, ONR is conducting a number of planned licence condition compliance readiness inspections. This includes inspections of Licence Conditions (LC) 2 and 13.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

During this inspection ONR examined arrangements made to comply with Licence Conditions (LC) 2 (Marking the site boundary) and 13 (Nuclear Safety Committee).

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

No safety system was inspected during this intervention.

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

I found that Inutec Ltd was able to demonstrate compliance through its written arrangements with LC 2 from the sample of arrangements inspected and the implementation of the site boundary markers and appropriately marked up maps.

I found that Inutec Ltd was able to demonstrate compliance through its written arrangements with LC 13 from the sample of arrangements inspected.  Inutec Ltd has held its first pre-licensing Nuclear Safety Committee in preparation for the first Inutec Ltd board in September and I provided Inutec Ltd feedback on the minutes provide and recommendations for another independent member on the NSC.

Conclusion of Intervention

Inutec Ltd’s arrangements made to comply with LC 2 and LC 13 are adequate for the purposes of it becoming a licensee in its own right.