The Rosatom Tech Institute for Global Safety&Security (GSSI) in cooperation with the IAEA organized two training courses focusing on the practical operation of physical protection systems (PPS) at nuclear facilities. For the first time this came as a sequence of two events, the first being oriented for line managers and operators responsible for day to day operations, site inspectors, technical support organizations responsible for maintenance, and guard force commanders (one week course, 15-23 October, 2018), the second – oriented for university students and candidates preparing for a university diploma or master degree with a specialization in nuclear security (10 day course, 22 October–2 November, 2018). Both events introduced trainees to the role of international instruments and IAEA recommendations in the development of a national nuclear security regime, the legal and regulatory framework of the State nuclear security regime for the PPS of nuclear facilities, national threat assessment and Design Basis Threat (DBT) and the technical basics of PPS.
Substantial portion of training was conducted with the use of the Polygon – the unique complex of facilities for practical training that was established with support of the IAEA and has been used for training of PPS specialists from the IAEA member states since 2009. Totally, 24 specialists from 18 countries and 20 students from 9 countries participated in the courses. Both training sessions were distinguished by addresses from Mr Raja Adnan – Director, Division of Nuclear Security, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security – who visited Rosatom Tech within 22-23 October, 2018. Mr Raja Adnan took a technical tour on the Polygon, visited training rooms and participated in the ceremony of awarding the certificate of completion of the Course for the PPS specialists.