Conservative & Operational Decision Making
In the control room, the rule is that all decisions must be taken conservatively. In the event of a defect, staff in the control can always return the nuclear plant to a familiar state by following set procedures. In unusual operational circumstances, EPZ uses special decision-making techniques. In the event of technical faults or defects found during maintenance, a permanent group of specialists (or their deputies) meet to take decisions in a transparent manner. They analyse and compare data from different perspectives, then identify cause and effect and possible solutions and alternative solutions. They then take a well-considered decision.