NEA/IAEA Workshop on

Oversight and Influencing of Leadership and Management for Safety, Including safety culture - Regulatory Approaches & Methods

Hosted by the UK Nuclear Installations Inspectorate 

Chester, England  26-28 September 2011

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Logistics and participation in the workshop

Topics and format

The workshop will comprise a series of sessions during which topics related to regulatory oversight and influence of leadership, management for safety and safety culture will be considered. Each session will commence with a scene-setting presentation followed by break-out and plenary discussions. The discussion topics will be selected to reflect recent developments in regulatory approach and will draw upon both the findings of the first Chester workshop and recent events by CNRA/WGIP and IAEA. The discussion topics will be circulated in advance to workshop participants. The workshop will include a presentation on the lessons learned from major events in the high hazard sector. This will highlight the significant contribution to process safety that is made by effective leadership and management for safety.

A number of short position papers from regulatory bodies who are actively developing their approaches will also be invited.

Expected participation

Participation is invited from those who are able to make an active contribution. It is envisaged that the workshop will primarily be of interest to representatives from regulators concerned about the potential impact of poor safety culture and/or engaged in the development or implementation of safety culture oversight methodologies. Representatives of international organisations (IAEA, EC-JRC) and licensees (WANO) will also be invited. In order to enable the workshop to function effectively, attendance will be limited.

Workshop Chair

Dr. Craig Reiersen
Nuclear Installations Inspectorate
4S2 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle, Merseyside
UK L20 7HS

Tel. 44-151 951 3650
Fax 44-151 951 3942

NEA Secretariat:

Mr. Greg Lamarre
Nuclear Safety Division
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Le Seine St Germain
12 Boulevard des Iles
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Tel: +33 1 45 24 10 54
Fax: +33 1 45 24 11 29
  Mrs. Elisabeth MAUNY
Nuclear Safety Division
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Le Seine St Germain
12 Boulevard des Iles
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Tel: +33 1 45 24 10 53
Fax: +33 1 45 24 11 29


Deadline for registration: 20 June 2011
Confirmation of registration:31 July 2011
Date of Workshop:26-28 Sept 2011

Workshop arrangements


The proceedings of the workshop together with a specific chapter containing the summary and conclusions will be issued as a CSNI report. This will be distributed after the meeting to the participants at the workshop and to members of the CSNI and the CNRA.

Working language

The working language of the workshop will be English.

Hotel reservation

The workshop will take place at the Queens Hotel, Chester. A special conference rate of £90 bed and breakfast (including all taxes) is available, and bookings should be made by contacting the hotel on 0044 1244 305000 or via e-mail at Please quote “Chester 2 Workshop” to secure the above rate. Early booking is advisable. When booking accommodation, note that the workshop will start at 9.00am on 26th September and conclude by 4.00pm on 28th.

When making hotel bookings, members of CSNI/WGHOF are reminded that a meeting of WGHOF will take place in the hotel on 29th and 30th September, following the workshop.

Chester is an attractive city which is well-known for its historical center. The hotel is adjacent to the railway station for ease of access from Manchester airport and London (2 hours). Information about the city of Chester can be found at


Those wishing to attend are asked to contact their WGHOF representative(s), who will coordinate attendance from their countries in discussion with their counterpart from the CNRA/WGIP. WGHOF members are then asked to send registrations to Mr. Greg Lamarre at the NEA Secretariat via e-mail or through the official registration page.

Representatives of IAEA member countries which are not members of the NEA should contact Ms. Anne Kerhoas, IAEA to express interest in attending the workshop.

There is no registration fee to attend this workshop. UK/ONR will fund the provision of meeting rooms and materials. Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch will also be provided by ONR. Delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

Social event

NII is pleased to host a social event on the evening on Tuesday 27th September. Details will be furnished at a later date.

For any additional information about the workshop or CSNI/WGHOF activities, please contact either Dr Reiersen or the NEA secretariat.

Last reviewed: 21 April 2011