Truck and Track Spring 2024

www.truckandtrack.com Spring 2024 Truck and Track 57 DANGEROUS GOODS Inspectors from the ONR were present at a recent ADR enforcement stop that Labeline also attended. I started our conversation by asking Nicola when the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) was formed… ONR was formally established under Part 3 of The Energy Act 2013 (TEA13), creating an independent, statutory regulator of nuclear safety security and conventional health and safety at nuclear sites. It came into being as a Public Corporation on 1 April 2014. TEA13 also transferred the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (as amended) (CDG) to fall under nuclear regulations, with ONR as the competent and enforcing authority for the civil transport of Class 7 dangerous goods (radioactive material) by road and rail. What is ONR’s role? ONR’s mission is to protect society by securing safe nuclear operations. It delivers five statutory purposes to ensure safe nuclear operations now and in the long term. These are: ■ nuclear safety ■ nuclear site health and safety ■ nuclear security ■ nuclear safeguards ■ safety of transport of nuclear and radioactive materials In addition to having the legal authority to regulate the nuclear industry in Great Britain, ONR regulates the safety and security of the transport of civil nuclear and radioactive materials by road and rail, extending our regulation across a large number of dutyholders. Are there any other regulations that cover the transport of radioactive material by road and rail? CDG transpose into UK law the following international standards: 1. Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) 2. Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) Transport of radioactive material by road and rail in Great Britain must also be in accordance with The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) for which ONR is the enforcing authority. Depending upon the amount of radioactive material transported, dutyholders will need to make a notification, apply for registration or seek consent as transport is specifically defined as a practice in IRR17. It should be noted that transport doesn’t only include ‘carriage’ but begins when loading radioactive material onto a conveyance and ends with unloading it from the conveyance. Enforcement! Labeline’s Compliance Manager Richard Shreeve Continuing the theme of this column in the last two editions of Truck and Track, Richard Shreeve, Labeline’s Compliance Manager, discusses the enforcement of the Dangerous Goods Regulations with Nicola Jaynes, Principal Inspector at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) ONR attends co-ordinated CDG stops

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