Joint Work toward Establishing Integrated Management Systems in Nuclear Embarking Countries

The UAE’s national nuclear regulatory authority FANR has provided its expertise to review and further improve the IAEA's technical document for establishing and continually improving integrated management systems.

The consultancy meeting was conducted to review and revise the IAEA's document “Transition to Process-Based Integrated Management Systems”, from 23-27 July 2012, at the IAEA’s Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
With a particular focus on countries embarking on nuclear energy, the meeting evaluated the draft of the document and suggested further improvements.
The integration management system approach is recommended by the IAEA to Member States as a part of the set of IAEA Safety Standards for Management Systems with the aim of assisting an embarking country to establish management systems for nuclear facilities and activities. In addition, this approach assists countries in comprising the various phases of a nuclear facility, including construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning.
According to the IAEA Safety Standards guidance, the basis for safe operation of a nuclear facility is technical competence supported by a well-implemented and established Management System, and a good organizational culture in which all cultural aspects, like safety, maintenance and security culture are also integrated.