Office for Nuclear Regulation

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How you view ONR

12 March, 2018

ONR staff on siteThe survey was undertaken by YouGov and 351 individuals responded from licensees and dutyholders to Government, local MPs and media, NGOs and academics, to trade bodies and international regulators. It was really pleasing to see how well regarded ONR staff are.
Those stakeholders who responded view our staff as:

  • Professional 89%
  • Independent 82%
  • Fair 74%
  • Trusted 78%
  • Open and transparent 75%

The survey also looked at how ONR is regarded since we became a standalone public corporation in 2014. Of those who responded, 36% said they have more confidence in ONR since incorporation, with 26% more confident in the last year alone.

However only 60% of respondents say ONR’s regulation is proportionate, 56% say we are consistent and 32% say we are efficient. To make sure you know what we will are doing to address these issues we will be updating you in the future with our progress as we:

  • Further encourage our enabling regulation approach outlined in our recently published guide (link) and roll out safety and security assessment principals to develop a consistent and proportionate approach to regulation.
  • Continue to work with other regulators such as the Environment Agency to co-ordinate our inspection processes where possible to improve efficiency
  • Roll out a consistent approach to our regulation through our enforcement management model (EMM)

This article featured in our March 2017 ONR News ebulletin. It’s free to sign-up.