Nuclear power plant safety: day-to-day improvement
The safety of nuclear power plants is the top priority for EDF and the public authorities and a constant focus of attention, from plant design
through to operation
. Safety is subject to stringent regulations that are enforced by means of frequent inspections. But safety is ensured day to day by a safety culture that is constantly being worked on and improved. From training employees to making changes in response to international lessons learnt, EDF pulls out all the stops to maintain a high level of safety.
ASN carried out nearly 423 inspections in 2016
Other international bodies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) carry out inspections to assess compliance with international safety standards and work to enhance safety.
- The professionalism of our employees: called on to rigorously comply with obligatory operating rules and procedures, they are given ongoing training
- The experience gleaned from day-to-day operation of nuclear reactors in France and abroad is taken on board
In 2016, nearly 3 million hours of training were given, including nearly 389,700 hours on our simulators