Office for Nuclear Regulation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Transport – Inspection ID: 52825

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection:

  • September 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 and/or rail transport.

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: 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: 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

The inspectors identified a number of examples of the dutyholder meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are ALARP, including, suitable IRR17 registration, notification & consent, appropriate local rules, contingency plans and a comprehensive set of procedures and arrangements covering all aspects of transport.

The inspectors identified two areas of non-compliance regarding the radiation risk assessment and package labelling, these were discussed during the inspection.

Conclusion

The inspection findings were presented to The Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust at the close of the inspection.

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

The Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is required to provide to ONR either with evidence that the identified non-compliances have been resolved, or an appropriate resolution plan with timescales for completion, by the 17 November 2023. The non-compliances will be tracked to completion via a Level 4 Regulatory Issue.