Working Group on Risk Assessment (WGRISK)

The main mission of the working group on risk assessment (WGRISK) is to advance the understanding and utilisation of probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) in ensuring the continued safety of nuclear installations in member countries. While PSA methodology has matured greatly over the years, further work is required. WGRISK has been active in several of these areas, including:

In order to maintain a current perspective, the working group collaborates and assists other working groups within the CSNI, such as operating experience and organisational factors as well as keeping close co-ordination with other international organisations.

Over the past twenty years, the NEA PWG5 and now WGRISK have looked at the technology and methods used for identifying contributors to risk and assessing their importance. Work during much of this period was concentrated on Level-1 PSA methodology. In recent years the focus has shifted into more specific PSA methodologies and risk-informed applications.

Related links

CSNI Safety Margins Action Plan (SMAP)

Special Expert Group on Human and Organisational Factors (WGHOF)

Working Group on Operating Experience (WGOE)

CSNI overview

WGRISK working area (password protected)

Contact

Neil Blundell

Last reviewed: 3 June 2010