Expert Group on Operational Safety (EGOS)

Aims and Objectives

The EGOS will

  • share technical, regulatory, or stakeholder related experience in operational safety;
  • identify plausible hazards in a geological repository, utilizing experience gained from the operation of mines (both uranium and non-radioactive), nuclear facilities and relevant engineering projects from outside the nuclear industry;
  • share and improve know-how on the practical assessment of hazards;
  • define best practices and technical solutions for risk prevention and mitigation;
  • enable the IGSC to foster in-depth exchanges with other international organisations/projects in the field of operational safety.

Modus Operandi

The modus operandi is as follows:

  • one regular meeting per year;
  • one optional, additional workshop per year;
  • yearly reporting to the annual meeting of the IGSC;
  • inter-sessional work through electronic means and through ad hoc task groups.

Duration of the Mandate

The duration of the current mandate is two years (2013-2015), renewable at the discretion of the IGSC.

Meetings and Technical Workshops

EGOS second meeting, 6 October 2014

The second meeting of the Expert Group was held on 6 October 2014 at NEA premises in Issy-les-Moulineux, France. The members discussed about on-going projects such as fire risk, the hazard database on operational safety and the questionnaire on co-activity in deep geological disposal facilities.

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Last reviewed: 30 March 2016