Office for Nuclear Regulation

Bauder Limited (Site) Transport – Inspection ID: 52817

Date(s) of inspection

  • November 2023

Executive summary

Aim of inspection

The purpose of the inspection was to review compliance of Bauder Ltd’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) Security Plan – 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 inspector reviewed a range of topics and identified a number of examples of Bauder Ltd meeting relevant good practice in reducing risk to levels that are ALARP, including appropriate appointment of Safety Advisers and Radiation Protection Supervisors, the provision of appropriate Radiation Protection Supervisor training,  appropriate Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser’s and Radiation Protection Adviser’s annual report, contingency plans, management systems and a valid certificate of compliance for the transport package used.

The inspector identified one area of non-compliance and discussed this during the inspection. This was associated with the consignment documents being used.

Conclusion

The inspection findings were presented to Bauder Ltd at the close of the inspection.

I judged an overall inspection rating of ‘Green – no formal action’ was appropriate for this inspection as legal duties were complied with, although there was one minor contravention of specific administrative requirements.

Bauder Ltd is required to provide ONR either with evidence that the identified non-compliance has been resolved, or an appropriate resolution plan with timescales for completion, by the 22 December 2023.

The non-compliance will be tracked to completion via a level 4 regulatory issue.