NS 01 • Introduction to Nuclear Safety

Understand the fundamental concepts and organization of nuclear safety


1 day (7 hours)

Rate (per trainee):

Distance learning: 750 € ex-tax
Face to face learning: 850 € ex-tax


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Discover the position and challenges of safety in the nuclear sector.

  • Understand the organization of nuclear players and the role of safety.
  • Master the concepts of safety function and requirements.
  • Understand the safety approach.

At the end of the training, the trainee:

  • Will have acquired basic knowledge in Nuclear Safety.
  • Will be able to absorb the safety functions and requirements that rely on him/her while being part of a global safety approach.


Introduction to radioactivity

  • The origin of radioactivity
  • Radioactive radiation
  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fusion
  • The interaction of radiation with humans
  • Detection and protection against radiation
  • The ALARA approach
  • Radioactive sources

Nuclear safety

  • The missions of safety
  • The regulatory framework
  • The concept of protection of interests
  • Basic knowledge in hazard and risk
  • Basic knowledge in safety requirement
  • Deterministic and probabilistic analyses
  • The defense in depth approach
  • The safety reference system

Respective responsibilities of nuclear actors

Organization of nuclear actors

  • The fuel cycles
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Transport of radioactive substances
  • Safety organization

Different phases of a Basic Nuclear Installation

  • Design
  • Operation
  • Dismantling

Nuclear accidents

  • The INES scales
  • REX
  • Civil nuclear liability

Assessment for learning: quiz, practical work

Public concerned

  • Program Manager
  • Technical Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Project Controller
  • Project Quality Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Design office
  • Operator