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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.

Management, Organization and Administration
1.1 Organization and administration
1.2 Management activities
1.3 Management of safety
1.4 Quality assurance programmes
1.5 Industrial safety programme
1.6 Document and records management
Training and Qualifications
2.1 Training policy and organization
2.2 Training facilities, equipment and material
2.3 Quality of the training programmes
2.4 Training programmes for control room operators and shift supervisors
2.5 Training programmes for field operators
2.6 Training programmes for maintenance personnel
2.7 Training programmes for technical plant support personnel
2.8 Training programmes for management and supervisory personnel
2.9 Training programmes for training group personnel
2.10 General employee training
3.1 Organization and functions
3.2 Operations facilities and operator aids
3.3 Operating rules and procedures
3.4 Conduct of operations
3.5 Work authorizations
3.6 Fire prevention and protection programme
3.7 Management of accident conditions
4.1 Organization and functions
4.2 Maintenance facilities and equipment
4.3 Maintenance programmes
4.4 Procedures, records and histories
4.5 Conduct of maintenance work
4.6 Material conditions
4.7 Work control
4.8 Spare parts and materials
4.9 Outage management
Technical support
5.1 Organization and functions
5.2 Surveillance programme
5.3 Plant modification system
5.4 Reactor core management (reactor engineering)
5.5 Handling of fuel and core components
5.6 Computer applications important to safety
Operational Experience Feedback
6.1 Management, organization and functions of the OE programme
6.2 Reporting of operating experience
6.3 Sources of operating experience
6.4 Screening of operating experience information
6.5 Analysis
6.6 Corrective actions
6.7 Use of operating experience
6.8 Data base and trending of operating experience
6.9 Assessments and indicators of operating experience
Radiation Protection
7.1 Organization and functions
7.2 Radiation work control
7.3 Control of occupational exposure
7.4 Radiation protection instrumentation, protective clothing, and facilities
7.5 Radioactive waste, management and discharges
7.6 Radiation protection support during emergencies
8.1 Organization and functions
8.2 Chemistry control in plant systems
8.3 Chemical surveillance programme
8.4 Chemistry operational history
8.5 Laboratories, equipment and instruments
8.6 Quality control of operational chemicals and other substances
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
9.1 Emergency programme
9.2 Response functions
9.3 Emergency plans and organization
9.4 Emergency procedures
9.5 Emergency response facilities
9.6 Emergency equipment and resources
9.7 Training, drills and exercises
9.8 Quality assurance
10.1 Organization and functions
10.2 Commissioning programme
10.3 Training in commissioning
10.4 Preparation and approval of test procedures
10.5 Control of test and measuring equipment
10.6 Conduct of tests and approval of test results
10.7 Maintenance during commissioning
10.8 Interface with operations
10.9 Interface with construction
10.10 Interface with engineering (designer)
10.11 Initial fuel loading
10.12 Plant handover
10.13 Work control and equipment isolation
10.14 Control of temporary modifications
Long Term Operation
11.1 Organization and functions for LTO
11.2 Review of ageing management programmes
11.3 Revalidation of safety analyses that used time limited assumptions
Preparedness for Transition from Operations to Decommissioning
12.1 Management of the transitional period
12.2 Human resources management
12.3 Conduct of operations
12.4 Work management and housekeeping
12.5 Technical support activities for the transitional period
12.6 Special safety assessments and risk analyses required
12.7 Utilisation of operational experience
12.8 Radiation protection requirements for the transition period
12.9 Emergency planning and preparedness
12.10 Core management and fuel handling
12.11 Chemistry
Independent Safety Culture Assessment
13.1 Work and management practices
13.2 Safety image, relationships and ability to challenge and question
13.3 Leadership, human performance and organizational aspects
Severe Accident Management
14.1 Development of severe accident management strategies
14.2 Development of procedures and guidelines
14.3 Responsibility and plant emergency arrangement
14.4 Verification and validation of procedures and guidelines
14.5 Training needs and training performance
14.6 Accident management programme updating and revisions
Corporate Functions
15.1 Corporate management
15.2 Independent oversight
15.3 Human resources
15.4 Communication
15.5 Corporate support of information technology
15.6 Corporate support in project execution
15.7 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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