Office for Nuclear Regulation

Planned intervention at BAE Systems Marine Limited's (BAESML’s) Devonshire Dock Complex (DDC)

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This was a planned intervention at BAE Systems Marine Limited’s (BAESML’s) Devonshire Dock Complex (DDC) nuclear licensed site at Barrow, undertaken as part of the intervention strategy for the DDC site for 2015/16.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I held a planned meeting with BAESML’s internal regulator.

An ONR fault analysis inspector and myself undertook information gathering meetings relating to:  the Categorisation and Classification of System, Structures and Components important to safety; and, post Fukushima close-out.

In addition, I undertook planned information gathering meetings that included:

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable.

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

No key findings arose from this intervention.  Instead, progress was made relating to three existing ONR issues for the site:

Conclusion of Intervention

From the evidence gathered during this intervention, no matters have been identified that are likely to have a significant impact on nuclear safety on the site at this time.  Therefore, no further regulatory action arising from this visit is considered necessary.