Hinkley Point C Site To inspect compliance with LC11: Emergency Arrangements
- Site: Hinkley Point C
- IR number: 15-005
- Date: September 2015
- LC numbers: N/A
Purpose of intervention
To conduct planned inspection of compliance with nuclear site licence Licence Condition 11: Emergency Arrangements.
Interventions Carried Out by ONR
Inspection of NNB GenCo’s implementation of arrangements for compliance with:
- Licence Condition 11: Emergency arrangements.
Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made
Licence Condition 11
The emergency exercise Panther provided a satisfactory demonstration of:
- command and control;
- the effectiveness of the Emergency Command Centre personnel to manage the response to an incident; and,
- the effective use of a simulation cell to drive the early stages of a site incident. ONR can confirm that the exercise did not reveal any issues that challenged NNB GenCo’s compliance with Licence Condition 11 of Hinkley Point C’s site licence.
The exercise demonstrated that correctly designed, scripted and executed simulations may provide an adequate test of the site’s emergency response organisation.
Conclusion of Intervention
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.