Office for Nuclear Regulation

Applus UK Ltd (Luton) Transport – Inspection ID: 52302

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection:

  • August 2023

Aim of inspection

The purpose of the inspection was to review Applus UK Ltd.’s arrangements for class 7 radioactive material for road transport, covering consignee, carrier and consignor 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) 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: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Radiation Risk Assessment Reg 8 of IRR 17 – 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

The inspector reviewed a range of topics and identified a number of examples of Applus UK Ltd meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are ALARP. These included global annual safety awareness training for all staff, and bi-monthly Safety Champions Forum and Radiation Safety Forum meetings. No non-compliances were identified during the inspection.


The inspection findings were presented to Applus UK Ltd at the close of the inspection. No non-compliances were identified.  I judged an overall inspection rating of green was appropriate for this inspection.