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Fundamentals and Basic Professional Training Courses

Basic Professional Training Course on
Nuclear Safety

Argonne, 2001

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The materials below were produced from workshops held on the following subjects:

Module on Reactor Technology

  • Safety-Related Characteristics Nuclear Reactors – Introduction
  • Safety-Related Characteristics of Reactors
    a) Radioactive Materials Inventory
    b) Fission Product Decay Heat
  • Safety-Related Characteristics of Reactors: Reactivity Control,
    Safety Systems and Passive Safety

Module on Basic Concepts of Nuclear Safety

  • Safety Fundamentals of Nuclear Installations
  • Basic Safety Principles for NPPs – INSAG-12
  • Defence-in-Depth – INSAG-10
  • Defence-in-Depth – Implementation The Spanish Experience

Module on Safety Assessment

  • IAEA Sitting Standards – Code on the Safety of NPP Siting
  • Siting Evaluation – Safety Guides
  • IAEA Design Safety Standards
  • Basic concepts of Deterministic Accident Analysis
  • Deterministic Accident Analysis – Classification of Events
  • Design Basis Accident Analysis – Methods and Codes – RELAP5
  • Methods for Beyond Design Basis Accident Analysis – Part 1
  • PSA Utilization – Risk Management
  • PSA Utilization – Design, Inspection, Regulatory Applications

Module on Operational Safety

  • IAEA Requirements for Safe Operation of Nuclear Power Plants
  • Excellence on Operational Safety – The Vision
  • Challenging Operational Safety – Examples and Consequences
  • Assessing Operational Safety – Enhancing Assessment Effectiveness
  • Self-Assessing Operational Safety
  • Configuration Control
  • Operational Safety – Maintenance and Surveillance Programs
  • Operating Organization – U.S.
  • Conduct of Operations – U.S.
  • Enforcement of Standards in Daily Operations

Module on Management of Safety

  • Introduction to Safety Culture – Basic Concepts and Principles
  • Management of Safety and Safety Culture at Nuclear Power Plants
  • Structure and Development of Safety Culture
  • Safety Culture in an Operating Organization
  • Reducing Human Error

Workshop available on DVD upon request.

Target group: Trainers in NPP regulation and operations
Media: Two DVDs with Video-Synchronized Power Point Presentations


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