• English
  • العربية
  • 中文
  • Français
  • Русский
  • Español

Introductory Training Course for Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation Mission Reviewers

29 – 31 Aug 2023
Vienna, Austria
Event code: EVT2204438


More than half of the world’s operational nuclear power plants (NPPs) are over 30 years old. It is increasingly recognized that there are economic and environmental benefits in continuing to operate these plants beyond their originally planned lifetimes. This brings an increased interest in and need for plant life management strategies and preparations to ensure that long term operation (LTO) remains safe.

SALTO missions are conducted by a team of international experts. For an expert to become a SALTO reviewer, in addition to the technical knowledge and experience, it is indispensable to have sound knowledge of IAEA Safety Standards and the SALTO methodology, and to possess good reviewer skills. Training of reviewers consists of online training before the mission, training on the first day of the mission and on-the-job training as an observer during their first SALTO missions. In addition, the IAEA will provide a 3-day training course for first-time reviewers in August 2023, and based on the feedback and recommendation of Members States, this dedicated training will be provided every few years.  According to the experience gained from the first edition of this training in 2021, this training strongly improves the preparation of the reviewers and thereby the overall review during their first mission.

The training covers:

  • the relevant IAEA standards;
  • the SALTO methodology;
  • transfer of practical knowledge from experienced reviewers and experienced IAEA team leaders.

Objectives of the Course

The objective of the event is to train first time SALTO reviewers to improve preparedness for future SALTO missions and thereby the overall review process.

Target Audience

Experts from nuclear power plants, research reactors, technical support organizations, or nuclear safety authorities of the Member States.  The experts do not have to already be assigned to a future SALTO mission in order to attend this training.

Participation and Registration

All persons wishing to participate in the event have to be designated by an IAEA Member State or should be members of organizations that have been invited to attend.

Nomination of the following experts will be accepted:

  • have at least ten years of experience in nuclear safety, out of which at least five years spent in positions related to ageing management and/or long term operation;
  • have not participated in a SALTO or pre-SALTO mission before.

In order to be designated by an IAEA Member State, participants are requested to send the Participation Form (Form A) to their competent national authority (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Mission to the IAEA or National Atomic Energy Authority) for onward transmission to the IAEA by 15 June 2023. Participants who are members of an organization invited to attend are requested to send the Participation Form (Form A) through their organization to the IAEA by the above deadline.


The event will be held at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) where the IAEA’s Headquarters are located. Participants must make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Stay in touch