Safety Assessment Guide


For many years the French, German and Belgian Technical Safety Organisations (IRSN, GRS, AVN) have developed a very close cooperation in the field of nuclear safety.
This cooperation concerns the participation to common research programmes as well as the sharing of information to improve the knowledge about the nuclear installations and associated components behaviour, and consequently improve the TSOs’ capacity to anticipate possible accidental situations and the TSOs’ ability to assess the licensees’ capacity for accident prevention and mitigation. This cooperation also includes common activities on various technical investigations to reach a better understanding of the phenomena encountered, exchange of opinion and reciprocal safety assessments of nuclear installations in order to get a fully independent assessment and to have as far as possible a stronger safety opinion.