The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) can confirm that Place 2 Place Logistics Ltd has now complied with an improvement notice served on them for not having an adequate emergency plan for the transport of radioactive material.
The shortfall was found by ONR during a routine compliance inspection of the Staffordshire based company which is involved in the transport of radiopharmaceuticals.
Since the ONR notice was issued in September, Place 2 Place Logistics Ltd has developed an adequate emergency plan for the transport of radioactive material.
Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive medicines commonly used for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. These materials are routinely transported to and from medical facilities across the country.
Transport arrangements must meet strict regulatory requirements to protect workers and the public.
There were no consequences to the public or the environment as a result of the shortfall.
Geoff Frackelton, ONR’s Principal Inspector, said: “We have engaged with Place 2 Place Logistics Ltd since we served the improvement notice and are satisfied that they have now addressed the shortfall and have an adequate emergency plan for the transport of radioactive material.”
ONR served the notice on Place 2 Place Logistics Ltd under The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009.
The regulations require carriers, known as dutyholders, to have an adequate emergency plan in place for the transport of radioactive material to secure (so far as is reasonably practicable), the restriction of exposure to ionising radiation and the health and safety of persons who may be affected by a radiation emergency.