The NEA Working Group on Human and Organisational Factors (WGHOF) held its plenary meeting in Palaiseau, France on 16‑17 October 2019. The meeting was hosted by Électricité de France (EDF) at the EDF Lab Paris‑Saclay, giving member countries the opportunity to visit the EPR full‑scope simulator and 1300MV series digital simulator at the EDF Campus, and see the applications of virtual reality in training and augmented reality in preparation for complex projects at the Research & Development ConnexLab.
The meeting was complemented by the third WGHOF Learning Forum, with presentations by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on the transfer of knowledge during the renewal of subcontractors), and by EDF on interactive learning exercises for decision makers in extreme events. The Forum also featured a case study by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) on the analysis of a health care team's modes of success rather than their modes of failure.
In conjunction with the plenary meeting, the WGHOF held task group meetings on 15 October 2019 to advance its ongoing work on human and organisational performance, and organisational capabilities for decommissioning.