Office for Nuclear Regulation

eTest Limited (Site) – Inspection ID: 52142

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection:

  • March 2023

Aim of inspection

The purpose of the inspection was to review compliance of the dutyholder’s arrangements for class 7 radioactive material for road transport, covering consignor and carrier duties.

Subject(s) of inspection

  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Appropriate management system – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Contingency plans in accordance with IRR Reg 13 – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor subsection 1.8.3 ADR – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Designation of Controlled or supervised areas Reg 17 IRR17 – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Emergency arrangements – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) IRR17 Regulation 19 additional requirements – rating: Not Rated
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Local rules Reg 18 IRR17 – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Radiation Protection Adviser Reg 14 IRR17 – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Radiation Risk Assessment Reg 8 of IRR 17 – rating: Amber
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Security Plan – rating: Not Rated
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Sub contract arrangements – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Training – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Transport documentation – rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Vehicle Requirements Part 8 – rating: Not Rated

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

The inspector identified a number of examples of the dutyholder meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are ALARP, including Local Rules, Radiation Awareness Training, Security and Contingency/Emergency plans and Transport Documentation.


The inspector identified one non-compliance and discussed this during the inspection, relating to Radiation Risk Assessments.

This non-compliance should be rectified by the dutyholder by the 24th April 2023.