RNIP values and behaviours
Core to RNIP are the shared values and behaviours which are illustrated under 4 headings:
- Responsive, well-informed and innovative
- Balanced and proportionate
- Consistent and transparent
The behaviours described are already good practice in most participating organisations and emerged from existing frameworks and arrangements, like HSE's Enforcement Policy Statement and Core Framework. However, by having them as an agreed reference point, it is anticipated that they will become even more widespread.
Responsive, well-Informed and innovative
- Listen first, be constructive and flexible.
- Seek to be well informed of the concerns and perspectives of other parties.
- Share information strategically.
- Seek to learn from past experience and to innovate.
- Operate such that there are "no surprises" for regulated and Regulator
Balanced and Proportionate
- All parties will act professionally, recognising the other parties perspectives and responsibilities.
- Make judgements and take action in a manner which is judged proportionate.
- Require information and data only that is necessary to make the judgement.
- Submit comprehensive and convincing cases.
Consistent and transparent
- Be consistent in the advice tendered, judgements and decisions made, where the situations are comparable.
- All parties honour commitments when expectations have been aligned and agreed with relevant staff.
- Share with the other party the rationale for decisions and advice.
- Share information promptly and fully.
- Be open about the regulatory approach and decisions.
- Agree who will speak/lead for each party on specific topics or projects.
- Engage early to discuss the issues, requirements and significant assumptions.
- Realistically assess the work involved with production or assessment of documentation and produce good quality reports.
- Where changes to plans are necessary, alert all parties and share context promptly.
- Record unambiguously what needs to be done, by whom, and the intended delivery date.