The plan places attention on what our stakeholders expect from us and we intend to meet those needs. Throughout the plan, we have emphasised the importance of ONR taking an enabling approach to regulation: working together with stakeholders to influence improvements in nuclear safety and security.
The plan sets out the factors that will influence our work and the assumptions we have made about regulating the nuclear sector in the next few years, as well as how we deliver the commitments we have made to the public, ministers and government, licensees, dutyholders and our staff. Information on corporate risk, resources and finance planning is also contained in the plan.
ONR is required by legislation to produce an Annual Report and Accounts which summarises our performance alongside other key developments across the organisation during 2016/17. The arrangements for and management of nuclear safety and security across UK nuclear sites, transport of radioactive materials and safeguarding nuclear material, are rightly measured against the highest standards. In a highly challenging year, ONR met the majority of its milestones and targets and delivered significant additional internal work relating to governance, corporate planning and leadership/management capability. Throughout 2016/17, ONR continued to deliver our regulatory core purpose, while maturing as an independent organisation under new leadership.
This report provides a list of events reported to ONR from 2001 to 2015 including health and safety, but not including security events.
This guide provides an explanation of the nuclear regulatory regime by describing ONR's activities and how ONR carries out its work.
Enabling regulation is a constructive approach with dutyholders and other relevant stakeholders to enable effective delivery against clear and prioritised safety and security outcomes. This guide is designed to illustrate working examples of enabling regulation in practice.
The scheme of delegation sets out who has the authority to make decisions within ONR.
Under section 24A of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, Listed Regulators (which includes ONR) are required to publish a list of their Qualifying Regulatory Provisions (QRPs), an assessment of the economic impact on business of those QPRs and a summary of regulatory provisions that are Non Qualifying Regulatory Provisions (NQRPs).