Office for Nuclear Regulation

COVID-19 restart inspections; site meetings

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

These Licence Compliance Inspections were carried out as part of a series of planned inspections for the Chapelcross (CHX) and Hunterston A (HNA) decommissioning sites during 2020/21.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I carried out Covid-19 restart inspections on CHX’s and HNA’s Licence Condition (LC) 9, 10, 12, 17, 36 and conventional health & safety arrangements for control of restart operations and their implementation. In addition, I held on-site meetings with the CHX and HNA Safety Representatives and on HNA Operational Shift Transition (OST).

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

N/A.

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

From the documentation examined and the areas inspected, I judged that CHX’s and HNA’s Covid-19 restart arrangements made under LCs 9, 10, 12, 17, 36, and for conventional health & safety for the control of restart operations and their implementation were adequate.  

Conclusion of Intervention

No regulatory concerns were identified as a result of the inspection and future engagement will continue as detailed in the 2020/21 inspection plan.