Office for Nuclear Regulation

LC11 compliance inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to undertake licence condition (LC) compliance of EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd.’s (NGL’s) Hinkley Point B Power Station. This was undertaken as part of the planned intervention strategy for the Operating Facilities Division (OFD) of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

The intervention was carried out by the nominated site inspector and a specialist Inspectors.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I, the nominated site inspector, along with the Environment Agency Site Inspectors,  performed an inspection to evaluate NGL’s compliance with the following nuclear site licence condition (LCs) and legislation which are applicable provisions of the Energy Act 2013:

The intervention was performed in line with ONR's guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable – no system based inspections were completed during this intervention.

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

The site was broadly complaint with the requirements of LC11 sampled. the licensee had implemented adequate arrangements for the availability of equipment and trained staff for emergency response purposes.  I am satisfied that an IIS rating of green against LC11 is merited.

Conclusion of Intervention

There were no findings from this inspection that could significantly undermine nuclear safety.  At present, no additional regulatory action is needed over and above the planned interventions of Hinkley Point B power station as set out in the IIS, which will continue as planned.