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Operational Safety and Experience Feedback

Operational Safety ReviewThe main objective of the Operational Safety Section is to assist Member States in enhancing the operational safety of nuclear power plants. This is achieved through the use and development of the IAEA Safety Standards and the promotion of continuous self assessment of nuclear power plants through operational safety review
team (OSART) and peer review of operational safety performance experience (PROSPER) and assistance activities based on IAEA Safety Standards.

The information disseminated to Member States includes good practices of nuclear installations plus model insights from the industry.

Safety Standards for Operational Safety

Enhancing operational safety performance

To ensure that Member States possess the capabilities to manage and enhance the level of nuclear safety of their nuclear power plants through the development and application of the Agency Safety Standards and Operational Safety Review Team (OSART).

Related Service: OSART

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Enhancing the sharing and use of international experience

To confirm and enhance, wherever necessary, the effective use of national and international operating experience feedback; to achieve a high level of self-assessment capabilities in operational safety for all Member States.

Related Service: OSART, PROSPER, IRS

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Supporting Member States in safety culture

To provide advice and assistance to Member States in enhancing the safety culture of a nuclear facility. To provide the host nuclear facility with advice in areas where safety culture should be improved to meet IAEA Safety Standards, and to identify strength in safety culture.

Related Service: Independent Safety Culture Assessment (ISCA)

Engineering support for design, operation, maintenance, and plant life management for safe long term operation

To assist Member States in ensuring safe long term operation of nuclear power plants including ageing management. To develop related safety standards and promote and assist in their application by Member States through safety review services. To exchange experience from periodic safety review, plant relicensing, implementation of ageing management programmes as well as disseminate information on good practices among Member States.

Related Service: Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation of Water Moderated Reactors (SALTO)

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| Last update: Monday, March 24, 2014.