The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Secretary of State has principal responsibility for ONR’s governance, finance and performance in relation to conventional health and safety. A framework agreement signed by both organisations sets out the broad framework within which we operate.
We also work closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who lead on civil nuclear policy; and we work with the Ministry of Defence in relation to nuclear safety on defence sites.
We have in place several Agency Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs). Agency Agreements are used to transfer statutory responsibilities whilst MoUs govern our relationships with some other bodies.