Office for Nuclear Regulation

Scot-Test Ltd (Site) Transport – Inspection ID: 52260

Date(s) of inspection

  • December 2023

Executive summary

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: Amber
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor subsection 1.8.3 ADR – Rating: Green
  • Transport (Non-nuclear) Emergency arrangements – 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: Amber
  • 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 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, management system and a comprehensive set of procedures and arrangements covering all aspects of transport.

The inspectors identified two areas of non-compliance which were the radiation risk assessment and contingency plans, these were discussed during the inspection.


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

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

Scot Test Ltd 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 9 February 2024. The non-compliances will be tracked to completion via a Level 4 Regulatory Issue.