Mission and vision

“Continuous safety improvement” is the guiding principle of the ANVS. The ANVS ensures that operators of nuclear facilities and companies that work with ionising radiation comply with the latest national and international legislation and regulations on safety and security. The ANVS plays a similar role in relation to the shipment of nuclear and radioactive materials.

Primary responsibility for managing safety risks lies with the licensee. The ANVS intervenes wherever safety standards are not adhered to.

The ANVS ensures that licensees implement timely, reasonable and practical measures to improve nuclear safety. With a view to maintaining the highest standards of nuclear safety and radiation protection, the Netherlands has ties with relevant national and international organisations and stays abreast of developments in the field.