Regulatory action – Bakos NDT Ltd.

Under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA) 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.


October 23, 2017

Order issued to Bakos NDT Ltd.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has issued an order to Bakos NDT Ltd., a company based in Whitecourt, Alberta that provides testing services to the industrial sector. The company currently holds a CNSC licence authorizing the possession, transfer, use and storage of nuclear substances contained in industrial radiography exposure devices, for the purpose of materials testing.

The order was issued following a CNSC inspection in Whitecourt, Alberta. The inspection identified a lack of supervision of a trainee while operating an industrial radiography exposure device. The order prohibits an employee from supervising trainee until the licensee can demonstrate, to the CNSC’s satisfaction, that it has effective control over the supervision of such trainee.

On November 3, 2017, the CNSC confirmed that Bakos NDT Ltd. had complied with all the terms and conditions of the order issued October 23, 2017. The corrective measures implemented by the company were reviewed and found to be satisfactory by CNSC staff.

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

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