Office for Nuclear Regulation

GE Healthcare Ltd, Amersham Nuclear Licenced site - LC36 inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This was one of a series of planned Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspections of the Grove Centre site for 2020/21.

The aims of the inspection were to:

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I inspected the implementation of GEHC’s implementation of COVID-19 control measures.

I also carried out an inspection of the implementation of the licensee’s LC26 arrangements throughout lockdown and during the return to the site.

In addition to the inspection ONR attended a meeting to gain further information related to a recent incident at the site involving a failure of lifting equipment.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate


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

From the evidence examined and from plant walk-downs I judged that the licensee’s implementation of its arrangements for LC 26 and for control of COVID-19 is adequate.

I provided feedback to the site on the inspection findings at a close-out meeting with management representatives.

Conclusion of Intervention

I am satisfied that the licensee has implemented COVID-19 control measures in accordance with government advice and is adequately supervising and controlling its activities during the return to the site following the COVID-19 pause.