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International Reporting System for Operating Experience (IRS)

The IRS is an international system through which 33 participating countries exchange experience to improve the safety of nuclear power plants by submitting event reports on unusual events considered important for safety.

The aim of the IRS is to increase the effectiveness in analysing and communicating operational safety experience. The IRS is for use, within each participating country, by organizations professionally involved in the nuclear industry, such as regulators, utilities, nuclear power plant staff, technical support, vendor companies (design firms, engineering contractors, manufacturers, etc.), research establishments or technical universities working in the nuclear field.

Resource Information

Quality Level Quality-checked by NS Professional staff
Completeness Comprehensive
Update Frequency Continually
Last Resource Update 2012
Subject Nuclear Power
Organizational Source Nuclear Safety
Data Type Reports
Keywords Emergency; operating experience feedback; OEF; Incident Reporting; International Reporting System for Operating Experience; Lesson learned; Corrective Actions; Safety Significance; Root Cause
Contact Point IRS.Contact-Point@iaea.org
Page Authors
BILIC ZABRIC, Tea
ZAHRADKA, Dian

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