Human Factors in Nuclear Decommissioning

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Nuclear decommissioning is the process wherby a facility is dismantled to the point that it no longer requires measures for radiation protection. Decommissioning includes the following stages:
– Post operational clean out
– Initial dismantling and removal of contaminated parts or care and maintenance to allow radioactive materials to decay
– Dismantling of the facility, demolition of the structure, and remediation of land and water to future use standard.

This event will focus on the role of human factors in the safe and effective decommissioning of nuclear generation assets. A day of presentations and discussion will be preceded by an optional evening of talks and a networking dinner. You will hear an overview of decommissioning of nuclear generation assets and learn about specific examples of the contribution made by human factors. This event will concentrate on sharing knowledge and experience, to better understand how human factors expertise can support decommissioning more effectively in the future.

Programme confirmed to date:

Paint it black: End-to-end human factors in design and delivery for Sizewell B dry fuel store
Rob Cotterill, EDF Nuclear Generation

Decommissioning Dounreay – Challenges for human factors
Christian Wilhelm, Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd

Appropriate HF input to decommissioning safety case
Bob Hawkrigg, Cavendish Nuclear

A survival guide to practicing ergonomics in the nuclear decommissioning industry when the schedule dominates proceedings
John Lovegrove, Canary Designs

Human factors: What flavour are you?
Grant Hudson, Cavendish Nuclear

Other speakers (talk titles to be confirmed):

Jonathan Pyke, Sellafield Limited
Cyril Revere, AREVA
Elaine Vinton, Office of Nuclear Regulation
Mel and Chris Lowe, Liv Systems

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October 16 2017


Date: 16 October
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Hilton Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom


Phone: 07736 893350
Website: Visit Organizer Website