<div>At Amec Foster Wheeler we develop bespoke software solutions for our customers and have our own proprietary systems that are used globally. Packages such as TURBOLIFE component lifetime assessment software to assess materials properties and stresses or <a href="http://www.answerssoftwareservice.com/" target="_blank">ANSWERS Software Service</a> which supplies supply high quality software and consultancy services for customers world-wide in the areas of reactor physics, radiation shielding, dosimetry, nuclear criticality, well logging and nuclear data.</div><div><br /></div><div>Established software packages, dedicated helpline and support services, and the availability of experienced consultants and analysts provide a comprehensive capability to solve customer problems in areas such as nuclear safety, plant performance and operational efficiency.</div>
<div>We have guided our global clients through the regulatory process, by providing support in licensing approvals and understanding environmental issues with respect to technical requirements. Our licensing knowledge extends from project feasibility and risk reduction through to licensing and permissioning. </div><div><br /></div><div>A key element to our licensing support includes working closely with our customers to ensure the implementation of ‘country specific contexts’, to meet local regulatory requirements, into the production of technical specifications addressing regulations, standards and best practice. We support mapping of codes and standards to equivalent standards in each country and provide clarity in cases where translation is required. We have also played a key role in the localisation of the reactor technology into the statutory regulatory environment. </div><div><br /></div><div>Our work includes the following areas:</div><div><br /></div><div><ul><li>Development of Generic Design Assessment (GDA) strategies for new nuclear build</li><li>Providing a robust generic safety case to support the GDA</li><li>Structural integrity safety case authoring (including relating defect tolerance to NDE requirements)</li><li>Optioneering studies and ALARP assessments</li><li>Periodic safety reviews</li><li>Plant lifetime extension (PLEX) reviews</li><li>Independent technical assurance</li><li>Independent nuclear safety assessment</li><li>Independent peer review</li><li>Regulatory advice</li></ul></div><br />
Amec Foster Wheeler’s Regulatory Support Directorate (RSD) is an independent organisation providing regulatory support services to the UK’s statutory and defence nuclear safety regulators. RSD’s sole business is the provision of independent nuclear safety regulatory support. We are a stand-alone, ring-fenced, autonomous organisation owned by Amec Foster Wheeler but totally separated from operations and business activities within the broader Amec Foster Wheeler organisation. We provide support across the full CADMID lifecycle against the entire range of regulatory activities and are the UK member of the European Technical Safety Organisation Network (ETSON).
<div>We are the largest nuclear industry human factors consultancy team in the UK, with experience of working in both nuclear and other high-hazard environments. We are experts in human factors techniques that reduce the risk of human error and enhance organisational processes and productivity. We work collaboratively with our customers and partners which include government institutions, vendors, owners and operators of nuclear and other industry facilities, universities and consultancies.</div><div><br /></div><div>The team’s extensive experience in the nuclear sector ensures comprehensive knowledge of international best practice with respect to human factors; the team has a wealth of knowledge of the relevant codes and standards applicable to the industry. We provide support and consultancy throughout the plant lifecycle, from new build to decommissioning projects, to enhance the usability, operability and reliability of systems offering high quality practical solutions tailored to meet specific client needs. Our services cover the following areas:</div><div><br /></div><div><ul><li>Integrate human factors into safety cases, reviews and design activities (e.g. task, human error and reliability assessment)</li><li>Design systems, equipment and facilities to enhance usability, operability and reliability of systems, meeting user requirements and minimising the potential for human error</li><li>Enhance safety culture through training, systematic assessment and practical improvements</li><li>Address specific human performance issues and challenges (e.g. procedure violations)</li><li>Develop and deliver effective training and procedure systems</li></ul></div><br />
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