New standard to improve safety in the nuclear sector

A freshly published standard applies the principles of one of the world’s most renowned quality standards, ISO 9001, to the nuclear sector, combining best practice in quality with the specific requirements of the nuclear industry.

Improving safety is a key objective of most industries and boosting the quality of the products and services that contribute to safety is necessary to achieve it.

The nuclear sector is set to benefit with a new ISO standard that does just that.

While major accidents in the nuclear sector are rare, the consequences are unimaginable, making the nuclear industry a highly regulated business. This includes the safety and quality requirements of those in the supply chain that supply products and services important to the sector’s safety.

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ISO 19443:2018

Quality Management Systems - Specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001 by organizations in the Supply Chain of the nuclear energy sector supplying products and services important to nuclear safety (ITNS)

This International Standard specifies requirements for a Quality Management System when an organization:

  • needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
  • aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of this International Standard are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

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