Office for Nuclear Regulation

Compliance inspection of LC19 - Construction or installation of new plant

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This intervention, conducted at the licensee’s BAE Systems Marine Ltd. (BAESML) Barrow licensed site, was undertaken as part of the 2019/20 intervention plan and propulsion sub-division strategy.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I conducted a licence condition (LC) 19 “Construction or installation of new plant” compliance inspection, focused on the adequacy of the licensee’s arrangements for the LC, and that the arrangements have been appropriately implemented to control construction and installation, both completed and in-progress.

The intervention was performed in line with ONR's guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable.

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

No matters were identified as requiring immediate regulatory attention during the conduct of this compliance inspection.

From the evidence presented by the licensee during this LC19 inspection, I am of the opinion that the licensee’s existing arrangements are adequate and have been appropriately applied to control construction activities, both completed and in-progress (including the site redevelopment programme, referred to as SRP).

The following represent minor shortfalls against relevant good practice with respect to the licensee’s LC19 arrangements:

The following observations and associated recommendations were identified through the course of the inspection:

Conclusion of Intervention

Based on the evidence sampled, overall I judged that the licensee’s arrangements for LC19 are adequate and have been appropriately implemented.