The Working Group on Reactor Oversight (WGRO) works to provide a mechanism for nuclear safety regulators and Technical Support Organisations (TSOs) to share their knowledge and experience on both, the human and technical aspects of reactor oversight.
The WGRO seeks to facilitate an active and timely exchange of commendable practices, as well as lessons learnt to help regulators perform their function more effectively and efficiently.
The WGRO and any subsidiary bodies will focus on reactor oversight and analyse operating experience in order to promote consistency of regulatory practices.
The WGRO will focus on identifying and sharing relevant good practices in reactor oversight that provide the necessary assurances of day-to-day safe operation on nuclear power plants, with special attention to inspection.
The WGRO will also serve as a forum to share information on safety-related events and assessment of those events by the regulatory body, with the aim to evaluate operating experience to identify global trends, lessons learnt and to develop specific recommendations for regulators in the short to medium term.
The primary focus of the group will be on operating power reactors, but it will also include experiences from other phases of the reactor lifecycle as well.
The WGRO will collect and analyse information so that it can share: