Regulatory action – Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and associated regulations, various levels of regulatory action can be taken by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment.


May 7, 2019

Update to regulatory action issued to Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd.

On May 7, 2019, the CNSC confirmed that Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd. has complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued on April 25, 2019. CNSC staff reviewed the corrective measures implemented by the company and found these measures to be satisfactory.

April 25, 2019

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd., a company based in Edmonton, Alberta. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges for the purpose of measuring compaction and moisture content in materials.

The order was issued after the company had failed to provide the CNSC with satisfactory corrective actions for the instances of non-compliance observed during a CNSC inspection that was conducted on March 13, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta. The inspection identified that the company was not complying with regulatory requirements related to ascertainment of doses, device labelling, and maintenance of records required by the CNSC. It was also found that the company was not complying with regulatory requirements for the transportation of the nuclear gauges.

The order requires the licensee to cease all use and transportation of its radiation devices and to immediately place all of its portable nuclear gauges into secure storage. The licensee is required to take these measures until it can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that there is an effective radiation protection program in place and that all items of non-compliance identified in the inspection report for the March 2019 inspection have been corrected.

The CNSC requires these measures in order to protect the health and safety of workers, the public and the environment.

Read the order (PDF)

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