Office for Nuclear Regulation

PDP Couriers (site) – Transport – Inspection ID: 52241

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection:

  • March 2023

Aim of inspection

The aim of the inspection is to review PDP Couriers’ arrangements associated with the road transport of radioactive material.

Subject(s) of inspection

  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Appropriate management system – Rating: Amber
  • 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: Amber
  • 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: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Local rules Reg 18 IRR17 – Rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Radiation Protection Adviser Reg 14 IRR17 – Rating: Amber
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Radiation Risk Assessment Reg 8 of IRR 17 – Rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Security Plan – Rating: Green
  • 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: Green

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

A number of examples of the duty-holder meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are as low as reasonably practicable were identified, including suitably equipped and maintained vehicles, training, transport documentation and security arrangements.


The inspector identified one non-compliance and discussed this during the inspection, relating to application of the Management System.