Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Health and a safety concerns/whistleblowing and complaints about ONR

ONR independently regulates safety and security at nuclear licensed sites in the UK. We also regulate the transport of radioactive material and ensure that safeguards obligations for the UK are met. Our purpose is to ensure that the nuclear industry controls its risks effectively, has a culture of continuous improvement and maintains high standards.

You can raise your concern or complaint at any time about an incident that happened in the past, is happening now, or you believe will happen in the near future.

Definitions that we use

Concerns/Whistleblowing

Concerns/Whistleblowing are from members of the public or employees relating to a wrongdoing in a workplace in relation to a matter that ONR regulates (nuclear safety, nuclear security, radioactive materials transport, safeguards or health and safety on a nuclear site). ONR is a 'prescribed person' under whistleblowing legislation - if an employee believes that health and safety law is or has been breached, or a criminal offence on any matter is being committed on a nuclear site, this should be reported to ONR. This can be done in two ways, either by completing the online form using the links provided below or via one of the ONR inspectors during site visits.

Complaints

Complaints originate from outside ONR, and are about ONR, in relation to a work activity for which ONR is responsible for regulating (nuclear safety, nuclear security, radioactive materials transport, safeguards or health and safety on a nuclear site), and where you think we may not have done our job properly

You can also write to your MP  to take up your case with us or with Ministers. Your MP may also ask The Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman  to review your complaint.

What happens next

ONR will examine the information provided and contact you within 5 working days of receipt of your form to advise what we propose to do next.