In order to meet the requirements of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Nuclear Facility Operators Amber Precast has a robust and comprehensive Quality Magagment System which is the backbone for all work regardless of the Sector being supported.
Amber Precast performs all work in accordance with its established Quality Management System which meets the requirements of ISO 9001 and further nuclear quality standards.
Amber Precast being the existing manufacturer of the Magnox 6m3 RCB and the Shielded Overpack, the container manufacturing arrangements have been independently audited to ensure compliance with the manufacturing requirements for Type IP-2 waste containers.
For all projects, a project related Quality Management Programme applying to all activities, interactions and aspects that can affect the quality of any product is developed and implemented.
Amber Precast Limited, operating from its facilities in Sheffield are operating under a BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
• Certificate No: CP 00239.
• Date authorised: 23 October 2018
• Valid to October 2021
BS EN 206:2013 and BS 8500-2:2015 Product conformity certificate in November 2018.
• Certificate No: CP 00241.
• Date authorised: 12 November 2018
• Valid to December 2019
This certificate is issued within the scope of the UKAS accreditation of CPC (UKAS N0; 009).
The Amber Precast Factory Control Plan for concrete production is run in conjunction with A 123 Insight Enterprise Resource Planning system. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system has Safety gates built in to the system and controls the entire manufacturing process. The Manufacturing Process Flow forms the bases of the ERP inputs and each stage in the ERP has a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) & associate Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) referenced. Each stage of the ERP requires signing off by either APL or a Client representative before the next stage can be commenced.
All this information is captured within the ERP system and is included in the Quality Lifetime records in the form of the Device History Report. The SOP & RAMS are used as informative or pictorial training aids to instruct the team on how to manufacture a particular product in a step by step method. These documents include all Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality requirements that the operations team require.
Amber Precast Limited: Supply Chain operate using either: -
• UKAS certified BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems.
• UKAS certified CARES approved BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems.
Materials Purchased by Amber Precast is to the relevant British Standard: Reinforcement bar: BS 4449:2005, Admix: BS EN 934-2:2009, Aggregate (coarse & fine): BS EN 12620:2002, Cement: BS EN 197-1:2011, Limestone Filler: BS 7979:2016.
Amber Precast Sub-contractor’s Manufacture/Assemble to the following: -
• Lifting Embedment’s: BS EN 1090 Parts 1/2 & BS EN ISO 3834
• All Steel is sourced with a 3.1 material certification for the appropriate delivery condition for the material.
Amber Precast have a dedicated team of Quality Engineers & Quality Control Inspectors who understand highly regulated industry and nuclear quality requirements and use their experience when auditing suppliers or inspecting products to accelerate the learning curve of the Approved Supply base.