WANO’s support does not end once a peer review team leaves a site
The Member Support programme works with members to improve safety and reliability.
Member Support Missions (MSMs)
These missions are carried out at the request of a plant or utility and provide a means for WANO members to assist each other in addressing identified issues or problems. A team of peers is selected on the basis of their expertise in the applicable area. The team reviews issues identified during peer reviews or other problems and helps to identify potential solutions.
Recent missions have covered areas as diverse as stream analysis, work management, human performance, equipment reliability, radiation protection, operations, outage management and organisational effectiveness.
New Unit Assistance
New Unit Assistance supports members and new organisations during the transition from a project phase - including construction and commissioning - to safe and reliable operation.
Principles, Guidelines and Good Practices
WANO principles and guidelines have been developed to help members achieve excellent performance in specific functional areas and also in important cross functional areas. They can be used to review existing programmes; to develop new programmes and corrective actions to tackle identified weaknesses and to monitor the adequacy of corporate policies and plant practices.
There are now almost thirty WANO principles and guidelines and over one hundred good practices available on the WANO members’ website. WANO good practices provide methods and ideas for improving plant performance and safety based on practices that have proven effective at other member stations. Presentation training supplements are also provided in parallel with WANO guidelines.
Plant of Focus
Plant of Focus identifies plants where prioritised WANO and/or industry support is required.