EU CBRN CoE On site Techincal Assistance to the Eastern and Central Africa region

Webinar on the Safety and security interface including emergency preparedness for radiation sources at facilities

Date: To be confirmed

ENCOCourses ≫ RN Course #1
INTRODUCTION

About: a 4 half-day webinar on safety and security interfaces, including emergency preparedness and response.

Objectives:

  1. ) to provide a broad overview of the most important concepts and topics on safety and security of radioactive sources, for the participants to gain essential knowledge and understanding in relation to the set-up of a security and safety interface at radiological facilities, and
  2. ) to understand the fundamental principles and essential elements which govern both safety and security of radioactive sources, the interfaces between safety and security of radioactive sources, the regulatory control for safety and security, security management and threat assessment, as well as the goals, and the elements needed for establishing preparedness and response arrangements for emergencies with radioactive sources.

Scope: to cover important topics and interfaces of safety and security at radiological facilities, such as: how safety and security of radioactive sources can be optimized, based on their synergies; roles and responsibilities for both safety and security, involving inter-agency coordination; radiation protection fundamentals and principles, as well as regulatory control of high activity radioactive sources;; the essential elements of a nuclear security regime; national threat assessments; nuclear security management systems, and security levels; management of events involving radioactive sources outside regulatory control; and emergency preparedness and response in case of incidents/accidents involving radioactive sources.

The webinar will end with a comprehensive practical session, which is intended to give the participants the opportunity to practice the acquired knowledge during the training event. The practical session includes three table-top exercises: i) one dealing with the regulatory control of safety and protection in a radiological facility using category 1 radioactive sources; ii) a second one on the regulatory control of the security of the same radiological facility; and iii) the third exercise on the response of the facility’s operator to a radiological emergency.

Target audience:

AGENDA
Day 1
TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
09:00-09:15 0. Opening and Welcoming remarks
Short overview of the training course
ENCO, participants
09:15-10:00 1. Setting up the context:
a) Basic concepts (nuclear safety vs. security, nuclear vs. radiation safety, radiation safety vs. protection)
b) Facilities and activities (nuclear facilities/installations, activities subject to regulatory control)
c) Radioactive material – definition, classification, categorization (radioactive/nuclear material, exclusion/exemption/clearance, radiation/radioactive sources, types and categories of radioactive sources)
O. Velicu
N. Delauny
A. Baciu
10:00-10:45 2. Fundamental safety and security objectives and elements
a) Safety and security fundamental objective
b) Safety principles
c) The essential elements of a State’s nuclear security regime
d) Security principles
O. Velicu
O. Velicu
N. Delauny
N. Delauny
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 3. Roles and responsibilities for safety
a) Government
b) Regulatory body
c) Other competent authorities and support organisations
d) Coordination of various authorities
e) Authorisation holders
O. Velicu
11:30-12:00 4. Roles and responsibilities for security
a) Government
b) Regulatory body
c) Other competent authorities
d) Coordination of various authorities
e) Authorisation holders
N. Delauny
12:00-12:30 5. Interface of safety and security – practical aspects
a) communication: transparency vs. confidentiality
b) accountability, responsibilities, authorities and lines of communication at the level of the licensee for safety and security;
c) integrated management system
d) organizational culture (safety culture / security culture)
e) staff qualification and training
f) requirements for safety and security measures (safety/security measures, joint assessment)
g) feedback from operating experience
h) on site emergency response
i) zones, access and escape routes
N. Delauny
12:30-13:00 Discussions and clarification All
Day 2
TIMETOPICSPEAKER
9:00-9:50 6. Radiation safety and protection system
a) Types and categories of exposure, exposed persons
b) Radiation protection principles and their application
c) Radiation protection levels
O. Velicu
9:50-10:45 7. Regulatory control of radiation protection and safety of radiation sources
a) Regulations and guides
b) Notification and authorization
c) Review and assessment
d) Inspection and enforcement
O. Velicu
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 8. Generic safety requirements for radioactive sources O. Velicu
11:30-12:00 9. Control of high-activity sealed sources, management of disused sealed radioactive sources including orphan sources O. Velicu
12:30-13:00 Discussions and clarification All
Day 3
TIMETOPICSPEAKER
9:00-9:30 10. Threat assessment
a) Targets identification and assessment of possible consequences
b) Threat assessment
N. Delauny
9:30-10:00 11. Nuclear security functions
a) Security functions: deterrence, detection, delay and response
b) Adversary and PPS timelines
N. Delauny
10:00-10:45 12. Nuclear security management
a) Access rights to sensitive information and/or to radioactive material
b) Trustworthiness
c) Access control to radioactive material
d) Identify and protect sensitive information
e) Training and qualification
f) Accounting and inventory of radioactive material
g) Performance evaluation of the security system
h) Manage and report nuclear security events
N. Delauny
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 13. Security levels, related goals, sub-goals and measures
a) Security levels A, B and C
b) Related goals for each security level
c) Related sub-goals and measures of the security functions for each security level (graded approach)
d) Related sub-goals and measures of the security management functions
N. Delauny
12:00-12:30 14. Regulatory control of security of radiation sources
a) Regulations and guides
b) Notification and authorization
c) Review and assessment
d) Inspection and enforcement
N. Delauny
12:30-13:00 Discussions and clarification All
Day 4
TIMETOPICSPEAKER
9:00-10:45 15. Emergency preparedness and response
a) Goals for emergency response and for emergency preparedness
b) Roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders (response organisations, regulatory body, authorisation holders)
c) Hazard assessment and the graded approach for EPR (emergency preparedness categories)
d) Concept of operations for emergencies with radioactive sources
e) Requirements for infrastructure for safety and security of radioactive sources (e.g. authorities; coordination of EPR; emergency organisation and staffing; emergency response plans and contingency plans; logistical support, emergency response facilities; training, drills and exercises; quality management in EPR)
A. Baciu
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 16. Practical session – table-top exercise on:
a) Regulatory control of radiation safety and protection in a radiotherapy department using a Category 1 radioactive source and other sources of lower categories
b) Regulatory control of the security of the same radioactive source at the same facility
c) The response of the operator to an emergency (one radioactive source missing from the same facility)
All, moderated by:
O. Velicu
N. Delauny
A. Baciu
12:30-13:00 Closing remarks, adjourn ENCO, participants
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