Being more accessible to our stakeholders is important to us, so we’re running webinars to make it easier for you to engage with us at your convenience. The events have proved popular so far, with attendees welcoming the opportunity to participate without having to travel.
We were pleased to hold another ONR webinar which was hosted by our Chief Nuclear Inspector, Mark Foy, and our Director for Policy and Communications, Katie Day.
The webinar focused on the work we do to regulate the industry in how it manages the risks arising from external hazards and featured a presentation from Tim Allmark, the Professional Lead for External Hazards and Tanya Macleod, the Principal Inspector for External Hazards.
It also included an overview of the recently updated External Hazards Technical Assessment Guide PDF (TAG 13) which is a detailed document that covers seismic events, coastal flooding, meteorological hazards etc., and provided information on the role of the External Hazards Panel.
The webinar focused on the first Topical Peer Review of 'Ageing management of nuclear power plants and research reactors', which is the most important safety-related exercise to have taken place after the post-Fukushima stress tests in Europe and involved no fewer than 19 different countries. This was hosted by our Chief Nuclear Inspector, Mark Foy, and Technical Director, Dr Anthony Hart.
Mark Foy, Chief Nuclear Inspector (CNI) and Mike Finnerty, Deputy Chief Inspector and Director of ONR’s New Reactors division, spoke about the project’s history. This included an update on what has happened since ONR’s CNI themed inspection into HPC’s supply chain management arrangements, and ongoing involvement to ensure high standards of safety and security are maintained.