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Accident Management Programmes in Nuclear Power Plants

A Guidebook

English STI/DOC/010/368 92-0-101694-8
32.00 1994


This guidebook provides a systematic, structured approach to the development and implementation of plant specific accident management programmes. It describes the major elements of accident management and their relationships, presents possible methods and techniques to solve specific problems and gives practical examples. Its main emphasis is on generic accident management guidelines, including evaluation of vulnerabilities, accident management strategies, symptom oriented emergency operating procedures, system utilization, training and organization. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Basic principles of accident management; 3. Framework for the development and implementation of an accident management programme; 4. Summary and conclusions; References; Annex I: Accident management directing principles; Annex II: Example of a guideline for the development of an accident management programme; Annex III: Example of application of the development of an accident management programme to a severe accident; Annex IV: Assessment of vulnerabilities; Annex V: Accident management procedures and guidance.

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