Office for Nuclear Regulation

Cyclife - Licence condition 36, Organisational Capability

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This was one of programme of planned inspections at the Cyclife Metals Recycling Facility during 2018/19, developed in accordance with the Decommissioning Fuel & Waste Sub-Division strategy. This inspection targeted the licensee’s organisational capability.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I, the site inspector, accompanied by a Leadership & Management for Safety specialist inspector, inspected Cyclife’s arrangements for compliance with licence condition (LC) 36 Organisational capability.

The intervention was performed in line with ONR’s guidance on Organisational change and Function and content of the Nuclear Baseline.

I also met with representatives of Cyclife to discuss a potential return of waste previously consigned to LLWR.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable as no safety system was inspected.

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

I examined Cyclife’s arrangements for defining and maintaining its nuclear baseline, and for managing organisational change. I noted areas of good practice and offered advice regarding opportunities for improvement and strengthening of Cyclife’s arrangements.

Conclusion of Intervention

I concluded that Cyclife’s arrangements for compliance with LC36 were adequate, and that Cyclife was able to provide demonstration that implementation of those arrangements is adequate.