Office for Nuclear Regulation

Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Limited – Transport – Inspection ID: 52019

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection:

  • 15/11/2022

Aim of inspection

The purpose of the inspection was to review Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Limited arrangements associated with the road transport of radioactive material. ONR carried out this inspection at Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Limited (Site) on 15/11/2022.

Subject(s) of inspection

The chosen inspection sample included:

  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Appropriate management system
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Contingency plans in accordance with IRR Reg 13
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor subsection 1.8.3 ADR
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Emergency arrangements
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Local rules Reg 18 IRR17
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Radiation Protection Adviser Reg 14 IRR17
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Radiation Risk Assessment Reg 8 of IRR 17
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Training
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Transport documentation
  • Transport (Non-nuclear)
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Security Plan
  • Overall Inspection Rating

Key findings, inspector’s opinions and reasons for judgements made

The inspector sampled the arrangements deployed by Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Limited for the safe transport of radioactive materials, including the associated arrangements for protecting workers against the effects of ionising radiations and reducing risks as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).  The inspector compared relevant statutory requirements with both prescribed arrangements and actual practice.

The inspector identified a number of examples of the dutyholder meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are ALARP, including suitable IRR17 registration, notification, consent, appropriate local rules, RPA appointment letter, training, management system, security plan and transport documentation. The inspector identified non-compliances relating to the radiation risk assessment, contingency plans, emergency arrangements, package compliance certificate as well as DGSA report which were discussed during the inspection.

During the inspection, the inspector also suggested certain improvements to transport practices that would be prudent for Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Limited consider.

Conclusion of intervention

The inspector gave Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Limited until 31 January 2023 to provide ONR either with evidence that the findings have been resolved, or an appropriate resolution plan with timescales for completion.

ONR will monitor the identified non-compliances through its Issues Management arrangements.