Nuclear Reactor Safety Principles



To provide learners with a high-level appraisal of nuclear reactor safety principles and associated regulatory issues.


Who is this for?

Managers, engineers, operators, safety advisors and risk management practitioners.

Outline content

  • National and international standards
  • Legislative and regulatory framework
  • Management of nuclear reactor risk
    –  Risk categorisation
    –  Defence in depth
  • Reactor hazards and safety barriers
    –  Core inventory
    –  Barriers to release
  • Nuclear reactor siting: safety considerations
    –  Siting evaluation criteria
    –  Evaluation of external hazards
    –  Potential impact of reactor accident
  • Principles of reactor accident management and emergency response

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Interpret nuclear reactor safety principles enshrined in standards and legislation
  2. Consider management of risks from nuclear reactors
  3. Assess the nature of reactor hazards and inherent safety
  4. Critically review principles of nuclear reactor siting: criteria, hazards, impact and emergency control

In-house training

F2F (1 day)

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level.

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