Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Enforcement Notice extended

2 March, 2020

ONR has granted an extension to an Enforcement Notice served on Urenco UK Ltd, recognising the good progress made so far.

The notice was issued in late December 2019 following a fire safety inspection at the Capenhurst Works in Cheshire which revealed shortfalls in the fire alarm and detection systems at one of the site’s facilities. The Enforcement Notice related to contraventions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Despite the contraventions identified, there remained multiple safety barriers in place at the plant and there was no immediate risk to workers or the public.

Since the notice was issued, robust temporary arrangements have been introduced at the plant to mitigate any shortfalls identified. Urenco has also carried out significant work to fully understand the issue and has initiated an improvement plan.

ONR will continue to hold the site to account through regular inspections to ensure progress continues.

Urenco UK Ltd must comply with the requirements of the extended notice by 30 September, 2020.