Office for Nuclear Regulation

BYLOR JV complies with Improvement Notices at Hinkley Point C

27 May, 2022

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has confirmed that BYLOR JV has complied with Improvement Notices served in April 2022 after a worker fell from height at Hinkley Point C.

The incident on 4 March 2022 involved a scaffold worker falling approximately five metres, who avoided serious injury.

ONR issued the Improvement Notices in April to contractors Bouygues Travaux Publics SAS and Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited, the joint venture partners in BYLOR JV, which is working on the Somerset construction site.

The contractors have now complied with the Improvement Notices by the deadline set by ONR.

They have developed and implemented a safe system of work to ensure that all work at height associated with the striking of the Turbine Generator Table falsework is properly planned, appropriately supervised, and carried out in a manner which is safe, as far as reasonably practicable.

John McKenniff, ONR Inspector, said: “BYLOR JV has taken on board the requirements of the improvement notices and we are satisfied that they have addressed the shortfalls identified.

“However, my team and I will continue to track the progress of the wider implementation of learning following this incident.

“ONR will maintain regulatory attention regarding work at height on the HPC site.”

The incident that led to the issuing of these Improvement Notices was related to conventional health and safety and did not pose any radiological risk to workers or the public.