British Energy - A bespoke training solution case study

British Energy, part of EDF Energy, has over 30 years' experience of operating nuclear power stations safely in the UK and intends to be at the heart of all new nuclear development. To achieve this it was vital that British Energy took a strategic approach to preparing its civil and structural engineers for the implementation of the new structural design Eurocodes in 2010.

The Need

British Energy planned to provide a structured programme of ‘awareness – level’ training followed by in-depth training on the head and materials codes.  The initial ‘awareness’ training would brief all appropriate staff on the introduction and scope of the structural design Eurocodes and encourage delegates to understand the impact of the Eurocodes on their day-to-day work. Programme delegates would be drawn from staff working in the civil design group, structural design and analysis, projects, and power station systems.

The Solution

In consultation with British Energy, Thomas Telford developed a half-day awareness course specifically designed for nuclear structures. This bespoke course also integrated British Energy policies on the use of the Eurocodes. In order to evaluate delegates’ learning, the course concluded with a multiple choice examination.

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