Office for Nuclear Regulation

Jacobs Clean Energy Limited (MCLR) Transport – Inspection ID: 52891

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection

  • November 2023

Aim of inspection

The purpose of the inspection was to review compliance of Jacobs Clear Energy Limited’s arrangements for class 7 radioactive material for road transport, covering consignor, consignee and carrier 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) Designation of Controlled or supervised areas Reg 17 IRR17 – 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) Sub contract arrangements – Rating: Not rated
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Training – Rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Transport documentation – Rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Vehicle Requirements Part 8 – Rating: Not rated

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

The inspector reviewed a range of topics and identified a number of examples of Jacobs Clean Energy Ltd meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are ALARP, including appropriate appointments of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs) and Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs) and having appropriate DGSA and RPA annual reports, the appropriate appointment of Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs) and the provision of appropriate RPS training, having transport radiation risk assessments, having contingency plans and testing of contingency plans in conjunction with carriers and having an appropriate management system. The inspector also confirmed the presence of a sample of Safeguarded nuclear material held from a list provided by the ONR Safeguards team.

No non-compliances were identified, but the inspector made some observations regarding improvements to Jacobs Clean Energy Ltd arrangements in line with relevant good practice.

Conclusion

The inspection findings were presented to Jacobs Clean Energy Ltd 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 some observations regarding improvements to Jacobs Clean Energy Ltd’s arrangements in line with relevant good practice.