In line with the 2014/15 inspection plan for Dounreay I carried out planned inspections and other interventions to provide confidence that Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd. (DSRL) is controlling its hazards properly and complying with its statutory obligations.
I accompanied ONR conventional safety inspectors for part of their inspection/acquaint visit. I followed up an incident in the contact-handleable intermediate level waste store where a drum had been damaged during operations. I discussed arrangements for the management of working time. I attended the Dounreay Site Restoration Sub-Group and Dounreay Vulcan Off-Site Emergency Planning Group
The conventional safety inspection is recorded in ONR-CHS-IR-14-128.
The ILW store incident included a breach of a Safety Management Requirement as an operator entered the store when the drum was suspended from the crane. A modification to the safety case will be required to recover the drum. ONR will be consulted prior to recovery operations commencing. A copy of the investigation report will be provided for consideration.
It had been recognised that management of working time was not undertaken proactively. A revised process is being put in place.
The intervention did not identify any matter impacting on nuclear safety that required immediate regulatory action.