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Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs) - 2014 edition (Revision 1, January 2020)

Our inspectors use Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs), together with the supporting Technical Assessment Guides (TAGs), to guide regulatory decision making in the nuclear permissioning process. Underpinning such decisions is the legal requirement on nuclear site licensees to reduce risks so far as is reasonably practicable, and the use of these SAPs should be seen in that context.