Office for Nuclear Regulation

Sizewell A Site - LC26 inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This was one of a series of planned Licence Condition (LC) compliance inspections of the Sizewell A Site for 2020/21.

The aims of the inspection were to:

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

I inspected the implementation of ML’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.

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

I undertook a plant walk-down outside of the radiological controlled area and noted improvements have been made in the overall management of the site since my previous inspection visit.

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.