Office for Nuclear Regulation

Atlas BFW Management Limited (Site) – Inspection ID: 52711

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection:

  • July 2023

Aim of inspection

Inspect compliance of the dutyholder’s arrangements for the transport of class 7 radioactive material.

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: Not Rated
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) IRR17 Regulation 19 additional requirements – Rating: Not Rated
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Local rules Reg 18 IRR17 – Rating: Not Rated
  • 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) 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: GREEN

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

The inspectors reviewed a range of topics and identified a number of examples of the dutyholder meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are ALARP, including appropriate appointment of Safety Advisers, having a suitable and sufficient transport Radiation Risk Assessment, providing radiation awareness training, having appropriate transport documents and equipment and signage on carrier vehicles, and having adequate contingency plans.


The inspection did not find any shortfalls. The observations made during the inspection were presented to Atlas BFW at the close of the inspection.

We judged an overall inspection rating of green was appropriate for this inspection.