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On Boarding Requirements

The nuclear sector is a highly regulated industry so the workforce will need to undergo a process known as On Boarding, whereby specific requirements are met in order to gain access to the HPC Project.

In order to gain unescorted access onto the HPC Site the following prerequisites need to be obtained:

  • Minimum of BPSS Vetting Clearance (including a DBS Certificate);
  • CITB Health Safety & Environment Test (HS&E test dated after 1st  April 2012) or Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG);
  • The HPC Project Introduction (including acceptance of the Workers Code of Conduct);
  • A valid Drug and Alcohol Test (this is conducted as part of the HPC Project Introduction) or proof provided on the day of a valid certificate dated within 4 weeks of HPC Site Access;
  • Relevant Competency & Qualifications have been met against an individual role/roles;
  • Pre-placement medical questionnaire.

There are also a number of post requisites which are required to be met within specified time frames and these vary depending on your job role. Currently these are:

  • Contractor Induction;
  • Location Specific Induction;
  • Safety Critical Medical (if required)
  • IR Training Parts 1 & 2 (for Supervisory Roles)
  • Safety Forums (for Supervisory Roles)


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