In line with the 2014/15 inspection plan for Dounreay I carried out an inspection of Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd. (DSRL) for compliance with Regulation 8 of IRR99 - the Control of Radiation Exposure (CORE).
This intervention at the Dounreay Restoration Site Limited site adopted the same, consistent approach that is to be used for all CORE interventions across the industry.
The intervention was segregated into two elements: the first element to assess the general arrangements for restricting worker exposures under regulation 8 and the second element to involve the inspection of a specific work area or activity in order to ensure that the arrangements are being applied at the point of work.
No safety system inspection was undertaken, hence this is not applicable.
The licensee provided evidence that it is compliant with Regulation 8 of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 to reduce operational exposure to as low as is reasonably practical (ALARP), hence the overall rating of adequate.
The licensee has adequate arrangements in place with regard to dose targets and investigation, the trending of dose and radiological survey data, the reporting and reviewing of radiological events, providing information, instruction and training, and benchmarking.