IAEA Releases Improved Self-Assessment Tool for Nuclear and Radiation Safety Infrastructure

On May 4, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) launched a new version of the Self-Assessment of Regulatory Infrastructure for Safety (SARIS) tool, designed to help countries determine whether their nuclear and radiation safety infrastructure meets IAEA safety standards. These standards comprise over 100 documents which outline the basics of how to establish, maintain and continuously improve nuclear and radiation safety regulatory frameworks.

The IAEA flag.  Courtesy: Wikipedia

The IAEA flag.  Courtesy: Wikipedia

The initial version of SARIS was launched in 2013; after collecting feedback from users such as governments and service providers, the IAEA made changes to the tool to make it more user-friendly, among other improvements. The new version has a quarter of the number of questions the original version had, making it easier and less costly. for countries to perform self-assessments. Read more and download SARIS for free here.

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