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Risk-Management Services for Nuclear Power Plants

When one of the leading diesel generator manufacturers in the world was assigned to install emergency diesel generator units at three nuclear power plants in China, a comprehensive HSE risk-management concept was required. That is why they entrusted TÜV Rheinland to provide construction-safety inspections and HSE training services.

Basic Facts
Client: World-leading provider of large diesel and gas engines
Timeframe:December 9 to 19, 2013
Project Location: Three nuclear power plants in China
Main services:• On-site workplace safety inspection services
• HSE safety risk-management services
• Health, safety and environment (HSE) training

Initial situation and requirements

This manufacturer of large diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy agricultural, rail and military vehicles and for the energy industry is one of the world’s leading diesel generator specialists. During the installation of equipment at three nuclear power plants in China, the leading diesel generator manufacturer cooperated with TÜV Rheinland to provide occupational health, safety and environment (HSE) training and on-site workplace safety inspections.

Due to the complexity of emergency diesel generator installation and the special construction environment in a nuclear power plant, it was essential to establish systematic self-protection awareness and a solid safety-management culture within the manufacturer’s team of international engineers.

Solution and Results

Extensive experience in safety and risk management in nuclear power plants made TÜV Rheinland the preferred choice for this world-leading Chinese provider of large diesel and gas engines.

Key elements of the HSE risk-management and safety concept covered all relevant areas including HSE training, management and inspection; organizational responsibility; safety planning; personnel, work, material, component and equipment safety; accident and emergency measures. During the training, numerous case studies were presented and written exams were conducted to verify the comprehension of participating engineers.

Construction-site inspections were performed by our team of managers and registered HSE engineers. Inspection and examination focused on various types of hazard identification tailored to the plant operator’s safety management requirements and specific safety- risk management - L0 policies.

Finally, our experts provided the leading diesel generator manufacturer a summary of comprehensive evaluation findings and recommendations for improvement. The expert team also planned emergency-evacuation routes for each floor in the diesel generator facility to assure team-members safety.

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded more than 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment, and technology in nearly all aspects of life.

We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006, we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Due to our extensive knowledge in the field of plant safety, we can optimize processes and establish a viable safety management system that reliably supports our clients in preventing incidents and ensuring the safety of the power plant, employees and the surrounding environment.

We offer a comprehensive range of services, including risk analysis, scrutiny of monitoring procedures, coordination of health and safety measures, preparation of complex safety and health plans and compilation of risk reports.

Did you know?

Our site inspections and training at the emergency diesel generator facilities were conducted over a period of 10 days and a team of 24 engineers and management leaders of the provider of diesel or gas engines were trained in specific safety-risk management policies and hazard identification.
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Benefits for the client

TÜV Rheinland provided the leading diesel generator manufacturer with:

• Optimization of processes and establishment of a plant construction site safety management concept.

• Highest consideration of health, safety and environment (HSE) rules.

• Improvement of the construction safety and effectiveness in the workplace environment and prevention of work accidents.

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