Safety Management Systems for Nuclear Facilities Project
The Nuclear Safety Culture project concluded with the Workshop in Beijing in March 2008. The project group concluded that significant positive impacts had been made to promote strong safety culture. The group recommended that a replacement project be initiated and proposed topics. At the 10th FNCA Coordinators meeting Australia gave the outline for the new project on Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Nuclear Facilities. The new project builds on the experience gained in self-assessment and peer review gained in the Nuclear Safety Culture project.
Overall Objectives of the Project
To identify key aspects of safety management systems for nuclear facilities
To develop self-assessment / peer review methodologies for nuclear safety management
By mutual agreement, to undertake peer reviews at designated institutes in project countries
The Project team examined available SMS frameworks and used an IAEA guideline to develop a self-assessment tool. This is a structured set of questions covering all SMS issue that is used by each country to "self assess" the strength of their system. The project has then performed three peer reviews of facilities in host countries:
2010: RSG-GAS reactor Indonesia
2011: RTP reactor Malaysia
2012: HANARO reactor Korea
The peer review process involves the visiting SMS project team examining the host country self-assessment and identifying both good practices that other countries can adopt and recommendations where improvements may be possible.
The following resource developed by the SMS project team is made available for information. Please note that this is not claimed cover all safety management matters and it is not guaranteed in any way.