Today we have published our new Corporate Plan – setting out our priorities and objectives for 2019/20.
Maintaining the delivery of core regulatory functions and holding industry to account on behalf of the public remain at the heart of everything we do.
Our top 10 priorities include embedding a domestic safeguards regime (SSAC) to ensure the UK meets its international safeguards and nuclear non-proliferation obligations, and supporting the UK’s implementation of revised regulations relating to planning for nuclear and radiological emergencies.
The coming year will also see ONR act as lead agency in hosting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) Mission, working with other regulators and government to present a coherent and accurate position of how we regulate in the UK.
This is the last Corporate Plan under our current five-year strategy and during 2019/20 we will develop our new Strategic Plan (2020-25), setting out our ambition for the next five years. We’ll be asking for views on this through consultation later this year.
The Plan was formally laid before Parliament today (April 23) by the Department for Work and Pensions, our government sponsorship body.
The full top 10 organisational priorities are as follows:
- Maintain delivery of our core regulatory functions, holding industry to account on behalf of the public.
- Embed an independent UK State System of Accountancy for and Control of Nuclear Materials (SSAC) to enable the UK to meet its international safeguards obligations after leaving Euratom, as a result of Brexit, and work towards a safeguards system equivalent in effectiveness and coverage to that provided by Euratom by December 2020.
- Support implementation of the emergency preparedness elements of the Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive (BSSD) (2013), including developing a Code of Practice (and associated guidance) in support of the revised Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations (REPPIR) (2019) and guidance to support amendments to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations (CDG) 2009.
- Strengthen insight, peer review and effective two-way stakeholder engagement.
- Lead the UK International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) Mission 2019, working with other regulators and government to present a coherent and accurate position of how we regulate in the UK.
- Enhance ONR’s leadership and management skills.
- Promote a healthy organisational culture, focusing on organisational values and behaviours.
- Provide coherent and consistent leadership of, and ensure staff engagement in, our change portfolio.
- Simplify and standardise our regulatory ways of working and processes, and improve our ability to share knowledge and insight, through our WIReD project (Well Informed Regulatory Decisions).
- Migrate our data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) onto new, independent networks though our IT Separation project.