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Hinkley Point C Nuclear - Safety Committee Meeting: LC13 compliance

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The objective of the intervention was to observe the NSC meeting to assess whether the NSC was conducted in line with NNB GenCo’s arrangements and to judge the effectiveness of the challenge and advice provided by the NSC.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The intervention consisted of ONR observing a regular meeting of the NSC on the 8th October 2019, with a particular focus on three agenda items that were presented during the NSC. Two of these items were for information and the third was for consideration and advice. 

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not Applicable

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

Based on the agenda items observed, I am satisfied that the meeting was quorate according to NNB GenCo’s arrangements.

I am also satisfied that the NSC provided an appropriate level of challenge and advice for the items observed. The basis of my judgement is:

Conclusion of Intervention

I am satisfied that the NSC meeting was conducted in line with NNB GenCo’s arrangements and that the NSC provided effective challenge and appropriate advice for the items I observed.

This Intervention has been rated as Green for compliance with Licence Condition 13.