Office for Nuclear Regulation

University of Sheffield (Site) Transport – Inspection ID: 52261

Executive summary

Date(s) of inspection

  • October 2023

Aim of inspection

The purpose of the inspection was to review compliance of the dutyholder’s arrangements for Class 7 dangerous goods (radioactive material) for road transport, covering consignor 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: Not rated
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Emergency arrangements – Rating: Cancelled
  • 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) 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 Radiation Awareness Training, Contingency Plans, appointment of Safety Advisers, Transport Documentation, Sub-Contract Arrangements, Procedures Supporting Carriage, Vehicle Signage and Equipment, and Training.


We judged an overall rating of Green was appropriate for this inspection as there were no significant shortfalls identified in the delivery of transport duties.