Preparedness of Personnel

Preparedness of NPP personnel in case of accident is provided through:

• current training system and maintaining required qualification level of KhNPP personnel;
• systematic conduct of emergency exercises.

Vocational training and maintenance of KhNPP personnel qualification is conducted at the Training Center of KhNPP; it is staffed with instructors, have available regulatory, training and methodological documents, as well as training equipment. Lectures on “Emergency Preparedness and Response” are conducted to KhNPP personnel based on special training program.

Plant-specific, unit-specific, and personal emergency exercises of emergency response groups and brigades are periodically conducted to train KhNPP personnel to respond during accident, improve their knowledge and skills on mitigation of accident consequences.
In 2017 KhNPP conducted 49 scheduled and unscheduled emergency exercises of emergency response groups and brigades.

Schedule of emergency exercises provides for the involvement of every employee among operating personnel, as well as personnel of emergency response groups and brigades into emergency exercises at least twice a year.   

Once in three years KhNPP conducts large-scale exercise with the involvement of emergency response units of KhNPP. Local organizations, participants of the emergency response, shall mandatorily be invited to participate in such exercise. can be invited.

On-siteemergency response exercise on a topic “Complete Blackout of Khmelnitsky 1.Primary to Secondary LOCA and Failure to Close Steam Dump Valve to Atmosphereon Faulty Steam Generator” was conducted at KhNPP on April 27, 2017.  

Annually, KhNPP conducts in-house plant-specific emergency exercise with the involvement of all emergency response forces and equipment of KhNPP including possible involvement of relevant local off-site organizations.

To drill skill on accident management KhNPP conducts generic exercise to operating personnel and engineering support group. During this exercise full-scope simulators modeling propagation of accident including severe core management are used.