Office for Nuclear Regulation

Planned Inspection of LC8, 9, 16 and 25

Executive summary

Purpose of intervention

This was a planned intervention at the GE Healthcare Limited, Grove Centre in Amersham to review licensee compliance with Licence Conditions 8 (Warning Notices), 9 (Instructions to persons on site), 16 (Site plans, design and specifications) and 25 (Operational records).

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

The intervention sampled the licensee’s arrangements and implementation to determine if we considered they complied with the above Licence Conditions.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not Applicable

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

During our inspection we made a small number of minor observations which could lead to improvements (e.g. signage relating to external evacuation routes and muster points and an annual review of the site plan and schedule to ensure it remains current).  The licensee responded positively to our observations.  Overall the licensee was able to demonstrate that their arrangements were adequate and were being implemented in a way that we judged they had been able to demonstrate compliance with the Licence Conditions inspected.

Conclusion of Intervention

We concluded that, in the areas we sampled, the licensee had demonstrated that they were complying with the requirements of Licence Conditions 8, 9, 16 and 25.  The minor observations identified will be followed up through normal regulatory business by the site inspector.