Office for Nuclear Regulation

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (Site) Transport – Inspection ID: 52268

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection

  • August 2023

Aim of inspection

The purpose of the inspection was to review compliance of the dutyholder’s arrangements for class 7 radioactive material, covering consignor and consignee 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) 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 (Nuclear) 13 Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) and Other Advice – Rating: Green

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

The inspector reviewed a range of topics and identifies a number of examples of the dutyholder meeting relevant good practice in reducing risks to levels that are ALARP/SFAIRP, including local rules, radiation awareness training, and contingency plans. Attention was also paid to the management system operated by the Trust for establishing policies and allowing objectives flowing from those policies to be achieved in an efficient and effective manner.

No non-compliances were identified but the inspector made an observation regarding improvements to the dutyholder’s management system in line with relevant good practice.

Conclusion

The inspection findings were presented to Darlington Memorial Hospital, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation TrustĀ at the close of the inspection.

I judged an overall inspection rating of ‘Green – no formal action’ was appropriate for this inspection.

No non-compliances were identified but the inspector made an observation regarding improvements to theĀ  dutyholder’s management system in line with relevant good practice.