A PHASED APPROACH TO HUMAN FACTORS INTEGRATION – POINT LEPREAU EME DEPLOYMENT CASE STUDY
36th Annual CNS Conference - 2016 June 19-22


Presented at:
36th Annual CNS Conference
2016 June 19-22
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Session T2A: Nuclear Applications 1

Authors:
A. Smith (Amec Foster Wheeler)
S. Boucher (New Brunswick Power)
  

Abstract

Following CNSC Regulatory Policy P-119 - Policy on Human Factors, all Canadian utilities licensed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) are required to consider human factors in all phases including design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and decommissioning. In conducting human factors assessments of design modifications, utilities generally consider human factors during the design phase as part of the engineering change control process. However, performance of human factors assessments before and/or after the design phase can be more effective and reduce unnecessary engineering effort. A recent human factors assessment performed at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station demonstrates some of the synergies that can be achieved by using a phased approach to human factors assessments. This case study is presented as evidence that a phased approach to human factors integration has merit and should be considered in the future by the industry.

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