Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Winfrith - Pre-Licensing LC 10, 12, 17 and 36 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 inspection considered the arrangements made to comply with several Licence Conditions.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

During this inspection ONR examined arrangements made to comply with Licence Conditions (LC) 10 (training), 12 (duly Authorised and other suitably qualified and experienced persons), 17 (management systems) and 36 (organisational Capability).

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable.

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

I found that Inutec Ltd was able to demonstrate compliance through its documented arrangements with LC 10 from the examination of arrangements and a sample of training records.

I found that Inutec Ltd was able to demonstrate compliance through its documented arrangements with LC 12 from the arrangements inspected.  Inutec Ltd has only one duly authorised person, the Authority of Operate Holder, and the process of appointment and recording was adequate.  The process for appointing other suitably qualified and experienced persons was also adequate and followed the same process for the appointment of the duly authorised person.

I found that Inutec Ltd was able to demonstrate compliance with LC17 through examining aspects of its documented management system during and prior to the on-site inspection, in particular the management process which contains the licence condition compliance statements which was recently drafted.

I found that Inutec Ltd was able to demonstrate continued compliance through its written arrangements with LC 36 from the sample of arrangements and the nuclear baseline documentation inspected.  This follows previous readiness inspections conducted by leadership for management of safety specialist inspectors on LC36.

Conclusion of Intervention

Inutec Ltd’s arrangements made to comply with LC 10, 12, 17 and LC 36 are adequate and are effectively implemented for the purposes of it becoming a licensee in its own right.