Fundamentals of Nuclear Safety

Topic Safety

CPD Hours 10.5*

Price £499 + VAT


This is a comprehensive course for anyone who is looking to obtain a thorough understanding of safety in the nuclear industry. The course has been designed to examine all the key principles of nuclear safety and its management.

Course outline

The course comprises of 21 modules, with a mixture of video and some PDF:

  • Introduction and agenda
  • Importance of safety management
  • Model for nuclear safety management
  • Safety culture and leadership
  • Regulatory framework
  • Safety assessment principles and Safety Case
  • Principles of nuclear energy
  • Nuclear hazards
  • A history of nuclear
  • Nuclear incidents and accidents (PDF)
  • DBA and operating rules
  • PSA
  • Consequence analysis
  • Design for safety
  • Decommissioning safety cases
  • Human factors
  • SAA & emergency response
  • Management systems
  • Permit to work (PDF)
  • Management of change (PDF)
  • Asset integrity (PDF)
  • Assurance (PDF)

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

  • understand the consequences of poor safety (human, environmental and business consequences)
  • be aware of and understand the key factors influencing the basis for nuclear safety
  • understand the hazards associated with nuclear plant and how risks can be controlled.

Who will benefit

Anyone responsible for the design, commissioning, decommissioning, construction, installation and modification of a nuclear plant. Anyone who wants to obtain a thorough understanding of the many aspects of nuclear safety within industry.

What's included in the series

  • Downloads of all the modules
  • Digital copies of all slides and supporting materials (PDF) for your personal use
  • E-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation, for CPD purposes (on request)

Multiple-user fee

This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £2500 + VAT. Find out more >>

Train your team

This course can be delivered to corporate teams, either on-site or online. Content can be tailored to your specific requirements. To find out more and request a quotation, visit our in-company training page.

* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.

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Geoff Vaughan


Geoff Vaughan

Geoff has worked in various parts of the nuclear industry for nearly 45 years as a researcher (UKAEA), safety analyst and safety case development (UKAEA/NNC), safety regulator (NII/ONR) and university lecturer (UCLAN/NTEC). Over the years he has been involved with fast reactors, Magnox, AGR and LWR plants as well as all types of fuel cycle facilities and waste facilities. As a regulator, his roles have included assessment, site inspection and management of safety.

In the early 2000’s, Geoff project managed the production of what are now ONR’s Safety assessment Principles for Nuclear Facilities (SAPs) and drafted the Technical Assessment Guides on Safety Case Content and the Determination of ALARP.

He has had a significant level of involvement with international nuclear safety, from assistance to the excommunist countries in the early nineties, through to supporting the development of regulatory bodies in newly embarking countries on behalf of the IAEA. Geoff represented the UK at the IAEA where he was a member, then chairman, of the Nuclear Safety Standards Committee: he was also a member of the Multi-Design Evaluation Group within NEA which considered new reactor designs in an international context.

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