Practices for Enhancing Leadership for Safety in Nuclear Regulatory Bodies

This report presents practical guidance to enhance leadership for safety in nuclear regulatory bodies. It identifies the effective characteristics, competencies and behaviours of leaders in regulatory bodies that have a healthy safety culture and lays out programmes and processes that can continuously improve that safety culture.

Some 12 characteristics and competencies that emerged from the original research underpinning this guide are identified as essential to the development of effective leadership for safety in regulatory bodies. These are grouped into three aspect categories and are accompanied by examples of good practices for the regulatory body as an organisation and good practices for the individual.

A five-step programme to embed effective leadership for safety in the regulatory body are also provided. Each step is operationalised through examples of good practices and practical tools for the organisation and for the individual.