programme has played a big part in improving safety performance at nuclear power plants globally since its launch in 1982, said Peter Tarren, Head of the IAEAs Operational Safety Section and leader of the team conducting the 5-22 February 2018 review at Almaraz.
We found that people at every level were willing to discuss their work and how they might learn from this OSART
mission is a unique opportunity for Leningrad NPP to have an independent review to help improve operational safety, said Vladimir Pereguda, the plants director.
The 15-member OSART
team comprised experts from Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, as well as three IAEA officials.
missions aim to improve operational safety by objectively reviewing safety performance using the IAEA's Safety Standards and proposing recommendations and suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
The workshop was held as part of preparing Kalinin NPP to the IAEA OSART
mission which is planned for 2019.
Follow-up missions are standard components of the OSART
programme and are typically conducted within two years of the initial mission.
The 14-member OSART
team comprised experts from Brazil, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Slovakia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, the United States of America, as well as five IAEA officials.
missions aim to improve operational safety by objectively assessing safety performance using the IAEA's Safety Standards and proposing recommendations and suggestions for improvement where appropriate.
Since 1982, the IAEA has conducted 188 OSART
missions, with 128 missions in Europe, 30 in Asia, 18 in North America, eight in South America and four in Africa.
We noted several good practices that could be adopted by other plants to improve safety, another important part of every OSART
mission, said Team Leader Peter Tarren.
A "Corporate OSART
" is an OSART
mission organized to review the centralized functions of the corporate organization of a utility with multiple nuclear plant sites and conventional plant sites that affect all the operational safety aspects of the nuclear power plants of this utility.