Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Monthly archives: November 2018

NS-INSP-GD-019 (Rev 5) – Licence Condition 19 – Construction or Installation of New Plant

November 15, 2018

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UK HPR1000 completes GDA Step 2

November 15, 2018

Design will move on to a more detailed assessment stage

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Are we nearly there yet?

November 13, 2018

We’re on track to deliver our 2020 Strategic Plan, was the headline from our Board Strategy event in October. The purpose of the day was to stock-take our progress towards our 2016-20 Strategy, consider risks and opportunities and provide assurance to the Board that we’re on course to achieve our priorities by April 2020. We […]

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Regulating proposed new nuclear power stations – keeping you informed

November 13, 2018

We know you’re interested in our regulation of proposed new nuclear power stations, so we’ve teamed up with the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales to produce a regular bulletin with the latest updates. It provides information about regulation and the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process. In brief: Hinkley Point C: We granted permission for […]

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Webinars for stakeholders

November 13, 2018

We want to be more accessible so we’re running webinars. The events have proved popular, with attendees welcoming the opportunity to participate without having to travel. In August we held our second stakeholder webinar, hosted by Mark Foy, Chief Nuclear Inspector, and Dr Mina Golshan, Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector and Director for our Sellafield, Decommissioning, […]

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Working with NGOs

November 13, 2018

It’s essential to engage face to face with stakeholders on nuclear safety and security issues, so we can really understand each other, and be held accountable on behalf of the public. Our non-governmental organisation (NGO) Forum in October was lively and well-attended, with representatives from NGOs across the country coming together with staff from our […]

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Understanding perceptions

November 13, 2018

In October we ran a follow-up to last year’s stakeholder survey about ONR and our work. This ‘pulse’ survey focuses on the areas in which you felt we could do better, such as how consistent and proportionate we are in applying regulation. Around 1000 stakeholders including licensees, NGOs, government and academia were asked to take […]

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Promoting inclusion

November 13, 2018

With its 40/30 target – expecting companies to achieve a 40% female workforce by 2030 – the Nuclear Sector Deal leaves no doubt that gender diversity is a keystone of the nuclear agenda, and ONR intends to lead by example, in creating a more inclusive organisation. We’re doing well, with a majority female board and […]

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Nuclear associates showcase ONR

November 13, 2018

In October, ONR nuclear associates – staff on route to become nuclear inspectors – gave delegates from the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network a taste of the regulatory world. In a two-day event at ONR’s offices, delegates heard from the Environment Agency, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and ONR technical specialists, and took part in a […]

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Building our workforce for the future

November 13, 2018

Having the right capability in Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons (SQEPs) is crucial for us to be an effective regulator as the industry grows. But we aren’t just waiting for good people to come to us – we’re helping to develop a new generation. We use innovative ways to recruit and develop people, from degree-level […]

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