Standards and Expectations

Magnox spends circa £350m in the Supply Chain annually and demands exemplary standards from its’ supply chain to support the safe execution and delivery of our programme of work.

To be part of our supply chain, suppliers must demonstrate a strong safety culture and ensure their workforce adopt the safe ethics and management arrangements that support excellence in Environment, Health (including welfare) and Safety (EH&S). Suppliers can test their potential under these requirements by looking at our Pre-Qualification Evaluation Summary.

A consistent approach to EH&S across our business is vital to Magnox success. This consistent approach is delivered through our use of common Contractor Site Instructions which regulate the safety management arrangements that suppliers must adopt whilst working on our sites.  Suppliers can find out more about these requirements by looking at our Company standards (currently available from our procurement team...we will be adding links here as soon as possible).

S-481 Contractor General Requirements

S-482 Construction and Demolition Work Requirements

S-483 Contractor Non Active Waste Requirements

S-484 Contractor Ionising Radiation Work Requirements

The Contractor Safety Instructions define the management systems and processes that the Supplier must have in place, however, excellence in EH&S is achieved by both formal management arrangements and people. To support this Magnox has created a set of formal Standards and Expectations. All personnel working within our programmes and on our sites are required to abide with these standards. 


There are a number of obligations associated with the delivery and off-loading of goods to our sites. Please discuss these with our procurement team

Quality Assurance

Plant systems, plant items and services on our sites significantly affect the safety and economics of our plant performance which in turn contribute to the overall safety performance in Magnox.

A graded approach to Quality Assurance is used in our procurement lifecycle by the application of appropriate degrees of control for the relative quality significance of the items being purchased. This is achieved by;

  1. Assignment of a specific plant class to the plant or equipment to be designed/modified.
  2. Assignment of a QA Grade to the activities to be carried out on classified plant.