Office for Nuclear Regulation

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RNIP video transcript

Section / Speaker description Timing on original DVD Approx. duration of clip (seconds) Text
Visual clips of the protocol / vision statement
0.00 - 0.35 35 N.A
Group shot with individual speakers
i) Andy Mathews
ii) Bill Coley
iii) Denis Gilbert
iv) Michael Tynan
v) Mike Weightman
0.35 - 1.00 25 What it sets out is how we the regulated are going to work with the regulators
A great template that I would hope that other regulatory agencies would follow
And there's a vision about the future and about the behaviour between regulators and industry
In layman's terms it's about people talking to each other
Whilst we are comfortable with where we are, we want to get better
Section break 1.00 - 1.04 4 Regulatory Nuclear Interface Protocol - What it is and why it was developed
Bill Coley
1.04 - 1.20 15 It is simply a platform or a concept for how we in the industry and the regulator can work together far more effectively. I think it's a major step, in fact I think it's a great template that I would hope that other regulatory agencies would follow.
Steve Ludlam 1.20 - 1.38 18 We can be a little bit disparate in industries. It doesn't matter whether it's the nuclear industry or not and we can all sit and talk about things and not actually share between one another what the best practice is in each of our separate organisations. So it's really developed to formalise the process of sharing.
Mike Parker 1.38 - 1.55 17 To come together more in a spirit of "we" and working with each other than in any way creating any atmosphere that somebody is working for somebody else and it is making that cooperation even more dynamic than it's ever been before.
Dennis Gilbert 1.55 - 2.05 10 And it's a vision between the regulators and industry and it's a vision about the future and about the behaviour between regulators and industry, so it's a very important document.
Norman Harrison 2.05 - 2.18 13 The idea to develop continuous improvement through the use of appropriate values and behaviours is very, very important, and to drive it also at a strategic level
Michael Tynan 2.18 - 2.35 17 In layman's terms it's about people talking to each other, and particularly in our industry as operators and people who run facilities and deal with particularly difficult materials, the relationship between ourselves and our regulator is absolutely vital
Mike Weightman 2.35 - 2.48 13 We try and improve our effectiveness and our efficiency in delivering our mission, which really is about protecting people and society from the activities of the nuclear industry, so it's really important that we have effective relationships
Andrew Mathews 2.48 - 2.57 9 What it sets out is how we, the regulated, are going to work with the regulators in a clear understandable way to drive consistency of approach.
Murray Easton 2.57 - 3.06 9 The principles of safety, it's management, it's leadership, it's communication, it's sharing of best practice, of continuous improvement.
Mark Morant 3.06 - 3.16 10 It's a process for getting a better communication between the regulators and the industry. Not that we're lousy at it, in fact I think we're pretty good, but you can always improve.
Nigel Guild 3.16 - 3.37 21 Traditionally one of the big problems has been that you sit the exam having not prepared for the right questions, and the whole business of getting together to talk is to understand what's going to be needed by the regulators early in the process, so that you can design the safety case into what you do and there won't be effort wasted on misunderstanding.
Paul Harding 3.37 - 4.04 27 You're going to see a lot of new people come in to the industry, both on the licensee side and on the regulatory side and I think it's a very important time to sort of clarify how meetings should be conducted, how the regulatory process should be conducted to ensure that the expectations are understood on both sides and that there's no surprises.
Mike Weightman 4.04 - 4.07 3 Whilst we are comfortable with where we are we want to get better
Steve Ludlam 4.07 - 4.18 11 We've proven we're here together you know one of us stepping on to the pitch and not playing to the rules well they get a yellow card I think as a consequence of this and nobody will want a yellow card
Paul Harding 4.18 - 4.28 10 If we've got this in the background we can just take stock and make sure that we continue to have a good relationship as we've enjoyed in the past.
Section break 4.28 - 4.35 7 Regulatory Nuclear Interface Protocol - The benefits
Andrew Mathers 4.35 - 4.42 7 It's all about transparency, an understanding of what each other intend to do and making sure that we work together to achieve our common aim.
Michael Tynan 4.42 - 4.56 14 And this protocol and this forum provides for essential feedback and learning from sites right across the UK and across the world, so that we can constantly improve the safety systems that we develop to use on the sites.
Mark Morant 4.56 - 5.16 10 And actually I have tried out this RNRP for real and I really do think it helped us get the meeting to a speedier conclusion and a point where, you know, we found actually as typical in all these things you've got a lot of common interests here and I think the process worked well.
Section break 5.16 - 5.22 6 Regulatory Nuclear Interface Protocol - Success and the Future
Murray Easton 5.22 - 5.40 18 An immediate benefit is that we will establish a much, much stronger safety culture where the leadership is very obvious, the best practice is pursued and we can demonstrate to everybody very openly that we are pursuing continuous improvement for the benefit of all.
Mike Parker 5.40 - 5.55 15 You will hopefully see things done more quickly, more expeditiously, while at the same time not loosing any of the already very good levels of safety, environmental and security performance you have today.
Dennis Gilbert 5.55 - 6.05 10 It's maintaining that very higher standard of openness and engaging with the wider public because public confidence is everything for our nuclear programme.
Nigel Guild 6.05 - 6.17 12 It's a question of always delivering what we've always done and doing it better based on understanding and standards do gently go up, expectations go up, the public expectation of safety goes up
Norman Harrison 6.17 - 6.32 15 I mean the public are the real third party in this aren't they. They're the real players in this and it must give the public confidence to see that we're looking to enhance our working relationship between the regulator and the practitioner.
Bill Coley 6.32 - 6.44 12 In final analysis it's how well have we improved the margin to safety and how quickly have we done that and how cost effectively and efficiently has that been accomplished.
Michael Tynan 6.44 - 6.58 14 The ultimate benefit that comes from this type of protocol is safe use of energy for nuclear power for the ultimate benefit and well being of mankind.
Vision statement
6.58 - 7.01 3 N.A
Total footage 7.13 minutes