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REPPIR 2019 - Approved Code Of Practice Consultation

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on new proposed Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to assist dutyholder compliance with the new Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR). 

REPPIR 2019 transposes the emergency preparedness and response requirements of the Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013 made under the Euratom Treaty.

The consultation will run from 10 April 2019 for eight weeks until 5 June 2019 and is being managed by ONR as the lead organisation drafting the proposed ACOP.

ACOP will be supported by non-statutory guidance, with both available together in a single publication that will be issued following the consultation. Respondents are asked to provide their views on the ACOP text only.

Consultation on Approved Code of Practice for the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019

Consultation questions

REPPIR 2019 was laid in Parliament on 27 March 2019 and a draft version of the proposed ACOP and non-statutory guidance was published alongside it.

The new regulations will come into force once they have completed their parliamentary passage.  Dutyholders will then have an implementation period of 12 months from the date the regulations come into force to comply with the new regulations.

How to respond

The preferred method for receiving comments on the proposed ACOP is by email to

Written responses can be sent to:

Contact ONR (ACOP Consultation)
ONR Policy & Communications Team The
Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)
4.S.3. Redgrave Court
Merton Rd
L20 7HS

To enable us to provide follow-up information in relation to the consultation, please provide an email address with any written responses. 

We would be grateful if you could send an email address when you provide your response. This will allow us to inform you when HSE intends to publish information concerning consultation responses on its website.

Responses must be received by 5 June 2019.

If you require a more accessible format of this document please email

What happens next?

ONR will acknowledge all responses and give full consideration to their substance in the finalising of the ACOP. ONR may contact you again if we have a query in respect of your response. We will also tell you when we publish information concerning the consultation responses prior to this information being placed on the HSE website.


If you have any complaints about the consultation process (as opposed to comments about the issues, which are the subject of the consultation) please address them to:

(Mr) Kobina Lokko - Senior Policy Advisor
ONR (ACOP Consultation)
ONR Policy & Communications Team
The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)
4.S.3. Redgrave Court
Merton Rd
L20 7HS


ONR aim to respond to all complaints in accordance with ONR’s complaints process.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can raise the matter with the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF; or HSE’s Chief Executive, Dr David Snowball at Health and Safety Executive, Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 7HS; or Adriènne Kelbie, Chief Executive at the Office for Nuclear Regulation at the same building address. You can also write and ask your MP to take up your case with us or with Ministers. Your MP may also ask the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (the Ombudsman) to review your complaint.

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ONR is accountable for ensuring the appropriate treatment of your personal information under GDPR. We will apply appropriate security measures to protect your personal data and ensure your individual rights under the regulation.