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Coronavirus: ONR obtains assurance that nuclear sites are adequately resourced to continue to operate safety

The ONR says it remains satisfied with industry’s response at this time and there has been no significant change to dutyholders’ safety and security resilience. Read More

Coronavirus: ONR position updated

In response to Government coronavirus advice, ONR staff continue to work at home while ensuring effective regulatory oversight is maintained. Read More

How do you manage fatigue in the workplace?

Whether it is caused by a medical condition, working hours, shift patterns or personal circumstances, fatigue is a health and safety risk that can often be overlooked, but must be controlled by employers. Read More

Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd facing prosecution

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd (DRDL) that it will commence legal proceedings against the company for offences under LOLERRegulation 8. Read More

Sellafield investigation: £380k fine after safety breach

Sellafield investigation by ONR has has been adjourned until the pre-trial review in November. The case relates to a worker who was exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation. Read More

EDF power station: Workers injured in nuclear power plant incident

A ‘steam release’ caused a blast of high temperature steam to escape, injuring three male employees. Read More

£1m fine – nuclear weapons factory safety breaches

An electrician suffered burns to his arm while carrying out routine testing at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire. Read More

Manufacturing safety: Atomic Weapons Establishment pleads guilty over health and safety failure

The organisation which manufactures and maintains the UK's nuclear weapons has admitted failing to ensure the safety of its staff, a court has been told. Read More

Sarah Newton appointed new minister for health and safety at work

Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth since May 2010, has been appointed as the new health and safety minister following Penny Mordaunt’s move as part of a recent government reshuffle. Read More

Going nuclear: requirements for site safety

With nuclear power playing an increasing role in the UK’s energy supply, Craig Reiersen looks at three essential requirements for Read More



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