The performance objectives and criteria (POC) support the regulatory assessment of controlled activities by guiding the planning and conduct of ARPANSA inspections. They help to establish the scope and detail of inspections. The POC also support the delivery of a consistent, transparent and rigorous regulatory service to each of our licence holders.

The POC provide a comprehensive list of features, controls and behaviours that contribute to safety and are used to supplement the assessment of licence holder compliance with the provisions of the ARPANS legislation, licence conditions and the requirements of relevant codes and standards.

The latest version of the Facility POC and the Source POC more closely align with ARPANSA's Regulatory Guide: Plans and arrangements for managing safety.

The current POC can be downloaded here:

ARPANSA encourages the use of the POC for licence holders wishing to undertake their own self-assessment.

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