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


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.