Office for Nuclear Regulation

Licence Condition 19 and 20 compliance inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This intervention was undertaken by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), at the BAE Systems Marine Ltd. (BAESML), Barrow-In-Furness, in accordance with ONR’s integrated intervention strategy (IIS) plan.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

ONR conducted a licence condition (LC) 19 “Construction or installation of new plant” and LC20 “Modification to design of plant under construction” compliance inspection. This focused on the adequacy of the Licensee’s arrangements, and that it was appropriately implementing them, to control the construction or installation of new plant, and modifications to the design of plant, that may affect safety.

LC’s are inspected against the ONR’s Technical Inspection Guides and rated in accordance with ONR’s Inspection Rating Guide. Further information can be found on the ONR website.

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 and LC20 inspection, I am of the opinion that the Licensee’s existing arrangements are adequate and have been appropriately implemented to control the construction or installation of new plant, and modifications to the design of plant, that may affect safety.

The following represent minor shortfalls with respect to the Licensee’s LC19 and LC20 arrangements and their implementation:

An ONR Regulatory Issue will be raised to track/monitor the Licensee’s progress against these minor shortfalls.

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 and LC20 are adequate and have been appropriately implemented.