In sense of Atomic Act nuclear safety shall mean the technical status and ability of a nuclear installation or transport equipment and the status and ability of its staff to prevent the uncontrolled development of a fission chain reaction or the unsanctioned release of radioactive substances or ionising radiation into the workplace environment or the natural environment and the ability to limit the consequences of incidents and accidents at nuclear installations or consequences of nuclear events during shipment of radioactive materials.
The responsibility for nuclear safety in the Slovak Republic is not with UJD SR but in sense of § 5 of Atomic Act it is licence holder (hence it is operator of given nuclear facility) who is responsible. UJD SR, however, through its force supervises whether all activities are in compliance with rules of nuclear safety assurance.
Following tools are available for UJD to fulfil this mission:
- establishing of legal documents in given area,
- review and approval of documentation according to which the nuclear installations in the Slovak Republic are built, commissioned, operated or decommissioned,
- execution of supervision activities directly in nuclear installation