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OSART Good Practices

Extracted from recent OSART Missions

This is a compilation of good practices from recent published OSART mission reports and is aimed at helping Member States upgrade operational safety.

An OSART mission result good practice is an outstanding and proven performance, programme, activity or equipment in use that contributes directly or indirectly to operational safety and sustained good performance.

Leadership and management for safety
1.1 Leadership for safety
1.2 Integrated management system
1.3 Non-radiation-related safety programme
1.4 Document and records management
1.5 Interfaces and relationships
1.6 Graded approach
1.7 Human factors management
1.8 Continuous improvement/learning organization (monitoring and assessment)
1.9 Safety culture
Training and qualification
2.1 Organization and functions
2.2 Qualification and training of personnel
2.3 Records and reports
2.4 Use of PSA and PSR
3.1 Organization and functions
3.2 Operations equipment
3.3 Operating rules and procedures
3.4 Conduct of operations
3.5 Work control
3.6 Fire prevention and protection programme
3.7 Control of plant configuration
3.8 Use of PSA and PSR
3.9 Management of accident conditions
4.1 Organization and functions
4.2 Maintenance facilities and equipment
4.3 Maintenance programmes
4.4 Procedures, records and maintenance history
4.5 Conduct of maintenance work
4.6 Material condition
4.7 Work control
4.8 Spare parts and materials
4.9 Outage management
4.10 Configuration control
4.11 Use of PSA, PSR and OEF
Technical support
5.1 Organization and functions
5.2 Periodic safety review
5.3 Programme for long-term operation
5.4 Ageing management
5.5 Use of PSA
5.6 Surveillance programme
5.7 Plant modification system
5.8 Reactor core management (Reactor engineering)
5.9 Use of OEF
5.10 Computer based systems important to safety
Operational experience feedback
6.1 Organization and functions
6.2 Reporting of operating experience
6.3 Sources of operating experience
6.4 Screening of operating experience information
6.5 Investigation and analysis
6.6 Corrective actions
6.7 Utilization and dissemination of operating experience
6.8 Trending and review of operating experience
6.9 Effectiveness review of the operating experience programme
6.10 Use of PSA and PSR
Radiation protection
7.1 Organization and functions
7.2 Radiation protection policy
7.3 Radiation work control
7.4 Control of occupational exposure
7.5 Radiation protection instrumentation, protective clothing and facilities
7.6 Radioactive waste management and discharges
7.7 Radiation protection support during emergencies
7.8 Use of PSA, PSR and OEF
8.1 Organization and functions
8.2 Chemistry programme
8.3 Occupational radiation exposure
8.4 Control of plant configuration
8.5 Use of PSA, PSR and OEF
Emergency preparedness and response
9.1 Organization and functions
9.2 Emergency response
9.3 Emergency preparedness
9.4 Use of PSR and OEF
Accident management
10.1 Organization and functions
10.2 Overview of the severe accident management programme
10.3 Analytical support for severe accident management
10.4 Development of procedures and guidelines
10.5 Plant emergency arrangements with respect to SAM
10.6 Verification and validation of procedures and guidelines
10.7 Control of plant configuration
10.8 Use of PSA, PSR and OEF
Human-technology-organization interaction
11.1 Interfaces and relationships
11.2 Human factors management
11.3 Continuous improvement/learning organization (monitoring and assessment)
11.4 Safety culture
Long term operation
12.1 Organization and functions
12.2 Scoping and screening, and plant programmes relevant to LTO
12.3 Review of ageing management and ageing management programmes, and revalidation of time limited ageing analyses
12.4 Use of PSR and OEF
13.1 The commissioning process
13.2 Organization and management of commissioning
13.3 Implementation of the commissioning programme
13.4 Documentation for commissioning
13.5 Control of plant configuration
13.6 Use of OEF
Transitional period from operation to decommissioning
14.1 Organization and functions
14.2 Management policies and activities
14.3 Conduct of operations
14.4 Work management and housekeeping
14.5 Technical support activities for the transitional period
14.6 Special safety assessments and risk analyses required
14.7 Utilisation of operational experience
14.8 Radiation protection requirements for the transitional period
14.9 Emergency planning and preparedness
14.10 Core management and fuel handling
14.11 Chemistry
Use of PSA for plant operational safety improvements
15.1 Organization and functions
15.2 PSA project management
15.3 Development of PSA
15.4 Use of PSA in PSA applications
15.5 Use of PSR and OEF
Corporate functions
16.1 Corporate management
16.2 Independent oversight
16.3 Human resources
16.4 Communication
16.5 Corporate support of information technology
16.6 Corporate support in project execution
16.7 Licensing and regulatory interaction

Corporate OSART Mission

Corporate management
1.1 Corporate structure, responsibilities and lines of authority
1.2 Establishing policies, expectations and influencing priorities, practices and behaviours
1.3 Monitoring, decision making and corrective actions
1.4 Providing resources consistent with responsibilities and needs of sites
1.5 Management of change
1.6 Management interfaces between nuclear and non-nuclear generation plants
Independent oversight
2.1 Functions covered by independent oversight
2.2 Organization of independent oversight
2.3 Organization and staffing
2.4 Reporting
2.5 Working methods
Corporate support to provide human resources
3.1 HR policy identifying key competences that have to be kept internalized to ensure control of all safety related activities
3.2 Ensuring availability of appropriate number of competent staff through recruitment, selection and hiring
3.3 Knowledge management
3.4 Company incentives and compensation policy
3.5 Succession planning
3.6 Effectiveness of HR support to operational management based on plant feedback
3.7 Individual performance assessment
3.8 Labour relationship, union affairs
4.1 Internal communication
4.2 External communication
4.3 Crisis communication
5.1 Organization and functions
5.2 Maintenance facilities and equipment
5.3 Maintenance programmes
5.4 Procedures, records and histories
5.5 Conduct of maintenance
5.6 Material condition
5.7 Work control
5.8 Spare parts and materials
5.9 Outage management
Technical support
6.1 Organization and functions
6.2 Periodic safety review
6.3 Programme for long term operation
6.4 Surveillance programme
6.5 Ageing management
6.6 Plant modification system
6.7 Reactor core management (Reactor engineering)
7.1 Organization and functions
7.2 Procurement staff qualification
7.3 Spare parts and materials
7.4 Services
7.5 Monitoring of the procurement process
7.6 Procurement of nuclear fuel
Operating experience
8.1 Organization and functions
8.2 Reporting of operating experience
8.3 Screening of operating experience information
8.4 Investigation and analysis
8.5 Corrective actions
8.6 Trending and review of operating experience
8.7 Utilization and dissemination of operating experience
8.8 Effectiveness review of operating experience programme
9.1 Organization and functions
9.2 Chemistry control in plant systems
9.3 Chemical surveillance programme
9.4 Chemistry operational history
9.5 Laboratories, equipment and instruments
9.6 Quality control of operational chemicals and other substances
Emergency preparedness and response & accident management
10.1 Emergency preparedness and planning
10.2 Severe accident management
10.3 The post-Fukushima modification programme

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| Last update: Friday, 23 September, 2016.