This was a planned inspection at Dounreay, undertaken as part of the intervention strategy for Sellafield, Decommissioning, Fuel & Waste Division.
The purpose of the intervention was to ensure that the Licensee was demonstrating compliance with the fire/life safety requirements of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.
The site demonstrated a high standard in the day-to-day management of fire safety and gave me confidence in the capability to respond pro-actively to future developments. Those responsible for the management and practical application of fire safety had a good understanding of fire engineering principles to maintain adequate fire safety in facilities undergoing decommissioning, which presents challenges to the use of conventional approaches.
During the walk-down and the meetings held during the day, I identified several examples of good practice. People that I met during my inspection displayed a positive attitude to safety, demonstrating a confident approach to achieving compliance with fire safety legislation.
Immediately following my inspection, I de-briefed the Security and Resilience Manager of my findings and assessment of legal compliance with the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, and confirmed areas of good practice.
I concluded that the areas inspected are compliant with the legislation, the Site’s fire safety arrangements are effective and implemented to a satisfactory standard.
I have rated the outcome of this inspection as GREEN.