Office for Nuclear Regulation

The Courier Company (UK) Ltd (Site) Transport – Inspection ID: 52252

Date(s) of inspection

  • October 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, 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) 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) Emergency arrangements – 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 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 company for establishing policies and allowing objectives flowing from those policies to be achieved in an efficient and effective manner.


I judged an overall inspection rating of ‘Green – no formal action’ was appropriate for this inspection. Unless there are circumstances which change the activity this company carries out, or an incident, I see no need to inspect them for another five years.