Office for Nuclear Regulation

Transport related Improvement Notice served

6 July, 2015

ONR has served freight company Austin Wilkinson & Sons Ltd of Atherton, Greater Manchester with an Improvement Notice, following a transport compliance inspection on 2 June 2015.

The company had no written plan that would detail their actions, should an emergency arise, whilst transporting radioactive material (Class 7 goods) by road, on at least two occasions in 2014.

ONR regulates the transport of radioactive material within Great Britain under The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009. The terms of the notice require the company to have satisfactory arrangements in place before 14 September 2015.