The Barakah Nuclear power plant in UAE becomes the first such station in the Arabian Peninsula. It is set out to produce 5600 megawatts power for more than half a million households in UAE, without generating any carbon, thus, preventing the release of 21 million tonnes of emission every year. This is equivalent to the carbon absorbed by 350 million trees over ten years.
What are the risks associated with Nuclear power plant?
- Generation of Nuclear waste, which can remain radioactive for many years.
- It increases the likelihood of nuclear weapon proliferation. A High level of corruption aids in that.
- There is a huge risk in terms of national security. These facilities are prone to terrorist attacks, thereby, making the entire population vulnerable.
- Human errors and natural disasters can cause accidents, which adversely affects the health and life of the entire population for many years.
How can ISO certification help?
There are various ISO certifications that can be applied to Nuclear power plant in order to ensure that it is safe both for the environment as well as the population in and around it. Let us see some of the major ISO standard that can be applied to this industry:
ISO 9001 Certification (Quality Management System)
This ensures that the requirements of Quality Management System (QMS) are in place, in order to maintain world-class quality on projects and manufactured products. ISO 9001 Certification is applicable for small and big size of organization.
ISO 14001 Certification (Environmental Management System )
This ensures that the nuclear power plant is fulfilling its responsibilities towards the environment by implementing Environmental Management System (EMS). ISO 14001 Certification is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective Environmental Management System.
ISO 45001 Certification ( Occupational Health & Safety Management System )
ISO 45001 Certification is replacement of OHSAS 18001. People working in the nuclear power plants are always at the risk of exposure to radioactive substances. Hence maintaining an occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) is utmost important. So ISO 45001 Certification is suitable for worker heath and safety on work place.
ISO 50001 Certification ( Energy Management Systems )
This provides a framework for implementing energy management systems (EnMS). This helps the organizations in managing their energy usage, thereby, reducing greenhouse gas effects as well as their energy costs.
ISO 19443 Certification
It is the specific requirement for the application of Quality Management System provided in ISO 9001 by the organizations that are involved in the supply chain of nuclear energy sector.
ISO 37001 Certification ( Anti-Bribery Management System )
It lays down various process controls to detect, address, and prevent bribery either for personal gains or for the gains in business activities. An Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS) helps in preventing corruption, thereby, preventing the cases of nuclear proliferation.
It is worth noting that ISO does not issue any certificate. The certifications are performed by an external body. SIS Certifications is one of the best certification bodies which is accredited by IAS and IOAS. Our pool of experienced auditors aims to comprehensively assess your compliance to the set norms, and certify on the basis of adherence to the set standards.
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