Office for Nuclear Regulation

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HPC Site Inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

To conduct planned inspection of compliance with the nuclear site licence, discuss the early earthworks programme and NNB GenCo's Integrated Management System portal.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

Inspection of NNB GenCo's implementation of arrangements for compliance with:

Information gathering inspection of:

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

Licence Condition 7. The Hinkley Point C site:

Licence Condition 11

Information Gathering

Conclusion of Intervention

I conclude that Hinkley Point C's arrangements for complying with Licence Condition 7: Incidents on the site to be adequate for this stage of the project and that the site is committed to their continued development as it prepares to commence significant earthworks activity

I conclude that Hinkley Point C has adequate arrangements for complying with Licence Condition 11 for this stage of the project and is continuing to develop its emergency response organisation and site infrastructure in line with the current project schedule.

I conclude that the Earthworks Project Manager and site personnel demonstrated an acceptable understanding of the arrangements for managing significant project hold points. The site is currently preparing its submission to the Hold Point Panel for the release of the hold point constraining significant excavation.

I conclude that Bronze access to the NNB GenCo Integrated Management System portal provides ONR inspectors with a level of access to the management arrangements that will aid the planning and execution of compliance inspection.