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Health and safety commission

Nuclear safety advisory committee sub-committee on research

40th meeting on Tuesday 6 February 2007 at 10.00 a.m. Conference Room 5, HSE Redgrave Court, Merton Rd, Bootle

  • OG status: Open
  • Agenda number: NuSAC/SCR/07/A1
  • Date of meeting: 6 February 2007
  • Intranet embargo: None
  • Type of paper: Agenda
   Item Papers
With indicative timing
1. Welcome to new members and apologies for absence. 10:00  
2.1 Approval of Minutes: 39th Meeting on 3 October 2006 NuSAC/SCR/07/M2

Matters arising from previous meeting

3. Terms of reference of NuSAC SCR: Feedback from NuSAC (chair) NuSAC/SCR/07/1
4.1 UK nuclear safety research programme: update on 2006/2007 programme and proposed programme for 2007/2008 (HSE). 10:30 NuSAC/SCR/07/2

Licensees' proposed 2007-08 Programme (Licensees) 10:50

The licensees’ (BE, ME, BNFL Sellafield, UKAEA) Nuclear Research Schedules, including a review of capability, is also distributed with the papers.



4.2.1 BE 10:50 NuSAC/SCR/07/3
4.2.2 ME 11:00 NuSAC/SCR/07/4
4.2.3 BNFL Sellafield 11:10 NuSAC/SCR/07/5
4.2.4 UKAEA 11:20 NuSAC/SCR/07/6

Presentation on new build research (HSE, Licensees) 11:45


Lunch 12:45

6. Outcome from NDA Research Board meeting (NDA) 13:30  
7. University Research Alliances and the Eng.D Programme (SCR)  
8. NDA Strategy and Capabilities needs (NDA)  
9. HSE Plans to put Levy Reports on HSE Website (HSE)  
10. Access to Independent Technical Capability (HSE) 14:40  
11. UK involvement in international nuclear safety research collaborative projects (HSE)
12. Any Other Business 15:10  
13. Date and place of next Sub-committee meeting  
Some of the above papers may be taken ‘below the line’ for information only if required by the time available.

SCR to prepare a paper on University Research Alliances from the universities’ perspective for the next meeting.

06/11 SCR Secretary to write to Profs. S. Parry and J. Knott thanking them for their work on the SCR.  
06/12 Members of SCR to declare to the Chair any business interests that could lead to a conflict of interest with their roles on NuSAC/SCR.  
06/13 NSD to report on its plans to put Levy reports on the HSE website and make them easy to find.  

Vic Coleman to discuss with Peter Storey what help the Chief Scientist’s unit could give to help NSD put its Levy Reports on the HSE website.


SCR Secretary to place new build on the agenda of the next NuSAC/SCR meeting.

06/16 SCR Secretary to place the NDA Research Strategy and capabilities needs on the agenda of the next NuSAC/SCR meeting.  

NSD 4A to investigate the practicality of NDA contributing to SCR meetings by videoconference.



Updated 2009-05-26