Office for Nuclear Regulation

Regulatory Nuclear Interface Protocol (RNIP)

RNIP is an agreement between nuclear dutyholders (licensees/authorisees) and nuclear safety and security regulators, which sets out a shared vision: "To enable the safe, secure, effective use and control of nuclear technology and material for the overall benefit of society."
The protocol provides:

RNIP brings together dutyholders from the nuclear sector together with their regulators ONR and the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR) in the Ministry of Defence. The protocol is not regulator led but is a shared initiative with the industry, and was developed with the nuclear Safety Directors Forum.

The protocol was signed by leaders of the nuclear industry at HSE's 'Leading From The Top Conference' on 29 April 2008 and subsequently rolled out in participating organisations.

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