Office for Nuclear Regulation

Licence Condition 36 - Organisational capability

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This was one of programme of planned inspections at Hinkley A during 2020/21, developed in accordance with the Decommissioning Fuel & Waste Sub-Division strategy. This inspection targeted the licensee’s organisational capability focussing on the nuclear baseline.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I inspected Hinkley A’s arrangements for compliance with licence condition (LC) 36 Organisational capability.

The inspection examined arrangements for Organisational change and the content of the Nuclear Baseline.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable as no safety system was inspected.

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

I examined Hinkley A’s arrangements for defining and maintaining its nuclear baseline, and for managing organisational change. I noted areas of good practice and offered advice regarding opportunities for improvement.

Conclusion of Intervention

I consider that the arrangements and their associated implementation for LC36 for the areas inspected met with the required standards.  I did not identify any matter adversely affecting nuclear safety.