Excellent learning and peer-to-peer networking opportunities with a cross-section of the nuclear industry.
The world’s first certified professional development programme for individuals in nuclear security management.
An extensive archive of information on nuclear security, both from WINS and from external sources.
Helping licensees assess the maturity of their security programme and measure their security culture effectiveness.
“Information from many colleagues working in diverse environments across the world increases our knowledge bank.”
Gilberto Goncalves de Abreu, Physical Protection Supervisor at Eletrobrás Eletronuclear, talks about the advantages of diverse collaboration and information sharing.
How can security managers help people working with nuclear and other radioactive materials view security concerns as legitimate and promote robust security culture?
I have been working for 20 years in the area of physical protection at nuclear power plants. Over the past four years, by doing awareness work with the managers using WINS and IAEA concepts, we have made an impression on the workers of the company and have been producing excellent results.
What role does information sharing within the global nuclear security network play in strengthening nuclear security?
Information from many colleagues working in diverse environments across the world increases our knowledge bank and allows us to evaluate which examples are applicable at our installations.
What was your WINS Academy elective? Why did you choose it?
I chose Nuclear Security Incident Management, since I am a Physical Protection Supervisor. The lessons and propositions in the elective module have helped me a lot in my decision making.
“Using WINS and IAEA concepts, we have made an impression on the workers of the company.”
What inspired you to become a WINS Academy Ambassador?
I was motivated by the possibility of spreading knowledge to all stakeholders in the important area of nuclear security, as well as encouraging and guiding our security guards to become a distinguished force.
What advice do you have for current WINS Academy learners or those considering enrolling?
I would tell them to analyse their needs rationally. Also, they should absorb the lessons of the proposed modules one at a time. I would also suggest discussing the information and lessons with their colleagues to help ensure good results.
From Eletrobrás Eletronuclear:
What role does WINS certification play in your institution’s professional development programme?
To a nuclear power station that operates in an environment that is highly regulated, both nationally and internationally, this certification is extremely important. Besides the traditional concerns involving the security area, there are the additional radiological and nuclear ones linked to physical protection of people and supplies, which can be extended to trainings and staff in general.