ONR has served carrier Forbes Transport Services Ltd of Dyce, Aberdeen with an Improvement Notice following a transport compliance inspection on 24 August 2015.
ONR requires transport companies carrying radioactive material to have a written emergency plan in place, before carriage begins, that details their actions, should an emergency arise whilst transporting radioactive material (Class 7 goods) by road. In this case, the carrier had no such written plan, and transported packages containing radioactive material on at least six occasions between September 2014 to August 2015.
ONR regulates the transport of radioactive material within Great Britain under The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG). The terms of the Improvement Notice require Forbes Transport Services Ltd to have satisfactory arrangements in place by 16 December 2015.