During the month of August last, Tecnatom delivered a seminar on the SAT (Systematic Approach to Training) methodology at the headquarters of the Japan Nuclear Safety Institute (JANSI), in Tokyo.
JANSI was set up in the wake of the Fukushima accident with a view to providing support for the Japanese nuclear industry through the performance of performance assessments and technical assistance visits. The structure of JANSI is similar to that of INPO (Institute of Nuclear Power Operations), since it is made up of members of the industry itself, complemented by WANO (World Association of Nuclear Operators) for the performance of Peer Reviews. It maintains relations with the Japanese regulator but does not itself set out regulations, and aims to promote excellence in the operation of Japan’s nuclear power plants.
The seminar focussed on describing the SAT methodology in depth in order to provide support for the Japanese nuclear industry in its implementation, and in particular for JANSI in assessing the Japanese plants’ training programmes. The seminar has allowed detailed insight to be gained into the situation of the training programmes at the country’s nuclear power plants, identifying joint opportunities for collaboration in the future.