Office for Nuclear Regulation

Stakeholder input invited for second topical peer review of fire protection at nuclear installations

11 January, 2024

Stakeholders, including members of the public, are invited to provide feedback on reports assessing fire protection at nuclear installations across 21 countries using an online questionnaire.

These reports are part of the second Topical Peer Review (TPR 2) overseen by the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG).

The European Union’s (EU) revised Nuclear Safety Directive requires member states to undertake national assessments every six years on a specific nuclear safety topic selected by ENSREG.

Following departure from the EU, the UK is now an observer at ENSREG and decided to voluntarily take part in TPR 2. The UK’s participation is being coordinated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

The reports include descriptions from participating licensees on how they assess fire safety and implement fire protection, followed by an assessment by the relevant national regulator.

In addition to public consultation, the reports are being peer reviewed by experts from the participant countries. Action plans will subsequently be developed from the findings.

The closing date to take part in the questionnaire is Friday 9 February.

More information about public engagement with TPR 2 is available on the ENSREG website.