Date(s) of inspection:
- November 2022
Aim of inspection
To assess the adequacy and implementation of NGL’s arrangements for:
- Ownership, maintenance and continual improvement of the management system
- LC Compliance arrangements and process management
- Oversight and assurance of the management system
- ONR Technical Inspection Guide NS-INSP-GD-017 Management Systems
- IAEA GSR Part 2 Leadership and Management for Safety (requirements 3, 8, 10 and 13)
Subject(s) of inspection
- LC7 – Incidents on the site – Rating – Green
- LC17 – Management systems – Rating – Green
- LC28 – Examination, inspection, maintenance and testing – Rating – Green
Key findings, inspector’s opinions and reasons for judgement made
This was a planned Licence Condition (LC) 17 – Management systems compliance inspection at EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd.’s (NGL’s) corporate headquarters, undertaken as part of the intervention strategy for the Operating Facilities Division (OFD) of Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).
The work was carried out in accordance with the planned inspection programme contained in the Corporate Integrated Intervention Strategy (IIS) for 2022/23 and as part of the 2022/23 intervention plan for operating reactors Supply Chain and Quality Assurance (QA) strategy.
The purpose of LC17 is to ensure the licensee has established and implemented management systems which give due priority to safety and within its management systems, make and implement adequate quality management arrangements in respect of all matters which may affect safety.
The inspection was conducted on site at NGL’s new headquarters at Javelin House. The inspection assessed the adequacy and implementation of the management system, its maintenance, continuous improvement and LC compliance through process control, with specific focus on LC7 – Incidents on site, LC28 – Examination, inspection, maintenance and testing and LC35 – Decommissioning. In addition the arrangements for oversight and assurance of the management systems through quality audits were inspected.
The intervention was performed in line with ONR’s guidance (as described in our technical inspection guides – www.onr.org.uk/operational/tech_insp_guides/index.htm). Further information on ONR’s inspection ratings is available at – http://www.onr.org.uk/intervention-records/onr-inspection-rating-guide.pdf.
The management system, the associated governance, continual improvement, together with the process management and ownership arrangements combined with the management review arrangements were found to be adequate and suitably implemented.
The inspectors concluded from the sample conducted the quality management arrangements for: management system governance, process management and independent assessment of the management system are consistent with the relevant good practice described in quality management systems requirements standards and ONR guidance.
The inspectors concluded that the quality management arrangements for: management system governance, process management and independent assessment of the management system are consistent with the relevant good practice described in quality management systems requirements standards and ONR guidance. Improvement initiatives are already in place to address shortfalls in the quality audit programme. ONR therefore judged the arrangements and their implementation adequate and rated the inspection Green (no formal action required). No issues or actions were raised.