Office for Nuclear Regulation

Dounreay – Inspection ID: 22-049

  • Site: Dounreay
  • IR number: 22-049
  • Date: July 2022
  • LC numbers: N/A

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

The purpose of this intervention was to ensure that DSRL is:

Demonstrating compliance with the life safety requirements of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.

Interventions Carried Out By ONR

This inspection assessed arrangements to support Life Fire Safety and sampled the implementation of those measures on site. Compliance was assessed using relevant ONR inspection guidance. This inspection consisted of examination of the licensee’s arrangements, meetings to assess implementation and management of Life Fire Safety and a site walkdown of the Sodium Tank Farm, Dounreay Materials Test Reactor, Dounreay Fast Reactor and Prototype Fast Reactor to review assets pertaining to Life Fire Safety.

This intervention was undertaken by a team of three inspectors.

Explanation of Judgement if Safety System Not Judged to be Adequate

Not applicable.

Key Findings, Inspectors Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made.

We examined the licensee’s Life Fire Safety arrangements, how they have been implemented and consider them to be adequate and in compliance with the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.

Conclusion of Intervention.

We are content that the arrangements made under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 are adequate and implemented appropriately for the licensee’s activities. Some areas for improvement were identified and we were satisfied that these would be implemented and will be monitored as part of normal regulatory business.