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International Event on Incident Planning and Emergency Response

12-15 Feb 2018 Vienna, Austria

WINS and Bruce Power (Canada) are pleased to announce that we are holding our second international event addressing nuclear emergency planning, exercises, security incident management, and achieving excellence in implementation. The event will take place in Vienna, Austria,  12-15 February 2018.

Bruce Power

**Please note that funding priority will be given to female applicants for this event.**


Planning for and managing the response to a major security incident at a nuclear facility can be extremely challenging if the wrong approach is used. Questions to answer include:

  • How are command, control and communication among different departments and organisations best designed and implemented?
  • Why is interoperability important? What happens if it fails?
  • Who has the controlling mind for nuclear safety and security?
  • What are some common challenges in managing this critical interface?
  • What specialised safety training do armed response forces need to receive so they are able to discharge their responsibilities without compromising nuclear safety?


The purpose of this interactive, professionally moderated event is to give participants the opportunity to identify and address the potentially complex issues (including command, control and communications) that can arise when responding to a security incident. Participants will take part in a fast-moving security scenario where they can test their knowledge and decision making and interact with highly experienced emergency management experts from Bruce Power and other nuclear organisations. In the process, they will translate concepts and principles into relevant, effective planning tools and deployment in an operational context.

The content for the event is based on the WINS Academy Elective on Nuclear Security Incident Management. Those who are enrolled in the Nuclear Security Incident Management module will have the opportunity to take the certification examination for it as soon as the course has ended.


The event is limited to 40 international participants representing managers and specialists from the nuclear and emergency response communities, as well as regulators, government departments and others who want to gain a specialised understanding of the issues and best practices. It will also be of major assistance to organisations that are planning to develop nuclear facilities and their associated emergency management systems.

Application Process

Applications are invited before 1 December 2017; successful applicants will be notified following this deadline. There is no course fee, but participants are expected to meet their own travel and subsistence costs. The event and all instructional materials will be in English, so participants must have a good standard of spoken and written English.

Funding support for travel, accommodation and WINS Academy participation is available  for up to 10 female  WINS Members as part of our Gender Champions Programme. All funded participants are required to enrol in and successfully complete WINS Certification on Nuclear Security Incident Management at the end of the event. Further details are available on request.

Applicants will be asked to submit a detailed CV.

Event Flyer

Download the Announcement on the International Training Course on Incident Planning and Emergency Response


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