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Three prohibition notices issued by ONR at Hinkley Point C

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) can confirm it recently served a number of enforcement notices at the Hinkley Point C site in Somerset.

Inspectors issued three prohibition notices relating to specific activities on the site involving vehicles and plant machinery.

The notices were issued on 18 November 2022 and can now be confirmed as the statutory 21-day notice appeal period has passed.

They were issued to NNB GenCo HPC and contractors Bouygues Travaux Publics SAS and Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited, the joint venture partners in BYLOR JV.

The prohibition notices were issued under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and secondary legislation including the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

The notices were served as a result of inspections on the site on 18 November following a fatality on 13 November.

At this time, we are unable to provide further details about the notices, or about the ongoing investigation, as this remains a live inquiry.

ONR is working closely with Avon and Somerset Police who are currently leading the investigations on the site.