Regulatory Action - SAI Testing & Inspection 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.
March 7, 2013
Update on order issued to SAI Testing & Inspection Ltd.
On March 7, 2013, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) confirmed that SAI Testing & Inspection Ltd. complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued to this company on April 12, 2012. The corrective measures implemented by SAI Testing & Inspection Ltd. were reviewed and found satisfactory by CNSC staff.
April 19, 2012
Order to SAI Testing & Inspection Ltd.
On April 19, 2012, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced that it had issued an order to SAI Testing & Inspection Ltd.
The company is based in Surrey, British Columbia, and provides geotechnical, environmental and material engineering services. SAI Testing & Inspection Ltd. currently holds a CNSC licence that authorizes the possession, transfer, use and storage of portable nuclear gauges.
The order, issued on April 12, 2012, prohibits SAI Testing & Inspection Ltd. from using nuclear gauges. The company is required to place all portable gauges in storage until it can demonstrate that effective training has been provided to staff and workers, and that all items of non-compliance identified during a CNSC inspection have been corrected.
The order was issued as a result of observations made during a compliance inspection that took place on April 12, 2012. The inspection identified non-compliances such as failing to monitor doses to workers, shipping dangerous goods without a transport document and using inadequate labeling for safety purposes.
The current placement of the portable nuclear gauges in storage does not pose any immediate risk to the health and safety of workers, the public or the environment.
Read the order (PDF)