5 January 2023

Nuclear industry and Big Science

Nuclear Safety: CSI obtains ISO 19443 certification

CSI started very well 2023 with the obtaining of ISO19443 certification this Thursday, January 5, 2023.

Specific to the nuclear sector, ISO 19443 certification is a guarantee of excellence in the quality of the supply chain for products and activities related to nuclear safety. It integrates and reinforces the requirements and good practices of the nuclear sector in terms of nuclear safety, safety culture, quality, reliability, traceability. This certification offers international recognition by all major nuclear prime contractors.


Spent Fuel Transfer System (CNIM Systèmes Industriels)


Protecting people and the environment by guaranteeing the safety of nuclear facilities.


Objectives of this certification

ISO 19443 certification upgrades and globally harmonizes the specific requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 for suppliers of products or services important to nuclear safety (IPSN).

Nuclear Safety: a corporate project for CSI

“Being ISO 19443 certified is a CSI voluntary approach, it is integrated into our business project. This is recognition of our “Quality and Safety” commitment to major international prime contractors,” explains Marie-Élise BARDON, Quality Manager in CSI Nuclear and Industry Business Unit.

An internal organization focused on Nuclear Safety

At CSI we design and manufacture many products that have an impact on nuclear safety, for example spent fuel handling systems or sealing systems guaranteeing the nuclear containment of facilities.

On a daily basis in all of our activities and processes, we deploy a nuclear safety culture, a way of thinking and acting for safety.” says Marie-Élise BARDON. “This nuclear safety culture combined with various elements such as the graded approach or the CFSI control – Counterfeit, Fraudulent, and Suspect Items, is a major asset of our company to meet the challenges of the sector and our customers. »

CSI has set up a Nuclear Safety Culture Committee which ensures the effective implementation of the following provisions:

  1. Deployment and maintenance of a strong Nuclear Safety Culture
  2. Breakdown of IPSN/non-IPSN products & activities and implementation of the graded approach
  3. Control of the subcontracting chain
  4. Traceability
  5. Prevention, identification and control of counterfeit, fraudulent or suspect items (CFSI)

"We must ensure safety and demonstrate that it is ensured by rigor and traceability at all levels of the organization" adds Marie-Élise BARDON.

Through this ISO 19443 certification, CNIM Systèmes Industriels positions itself as a supplier integrating the 360° nuclear safety crucial aspects.

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