Learning from Successes in Nuclear Operations: A Guideline

Ann Britt Skjerve, Kaupo Viitanen, Christer Axelsson, Rossella Bisio, Hanna Koskinen, Marja Liinasuo

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Abstract

In safety-critical industries, lessons learned have traditionally been established based on ad-verse events. Still, modern safety science argues that much may be learned from successful occurrences as well. Establishing lessons learned from successes is challenging, e.g., because different stakeholders have different views on what constitutes a success. In this study, a practical guideline was developed to assist nuclear-power plant personnel in establishing lessons learned from successful operational occurrences. The guideline was developed based on eight principles on how to learn from successful occurrences, created from findings in a literature review and insights gained from two empirical studies in Nordic nuclear power plants. The guideline contains three sections: (I) how to capture success, (II) how to analyze successful performance and establish lessons learned, and (III) how to priorities lessons learned for implementation. The guideline is de-signed to be scalable. It will be exposed to a user test in 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Applications
EditorsMarko Cepin, Radim Briš
PublisherCRC Press
Pages975-984
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-21046-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-62937-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017 - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017
Abbreviated titleESREL 2017
CountrySlovenia
CityPortoroz
Period18/06/1722/06/17

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Keywords

  • learning from success
  • organizational learning
  • nuclear safety

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Skjerve, A. B., Viitanen, K., Axelsson, C., Bisio, R., Koskinen, H., & Liinasuo, M. (2017). Learning from Successes in Nuclear Operations: A Guideline. In M. Cepin, & R. Briš (Eds.), Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017: Theory and Applications (pp. 975-984). CRC Press.
Skjerve, Ann Britt ; Viitanen, Kaupo ; Axelsson, Christer ; Bisio, Rossella ; Koskinen, Hanna ; Liinasuo, Marja. / Learning from Successes in Nuclear Operations : A Guideline. Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017: Theory and Applications. editor / Marko Cepin ; Radim Briš. CRC Press, 2017. pp. 975-984
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Skjerve, AB, Viitanen, K, Axelsson, C, Bisio, R, Koskinen, H & Liinasuo, M 2017, Learning from Successes in Nuclear Operations: A Guideline. in M Cepin & R Briš (eds), Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017: Theory and Applications. CRC Press, pp. 975-984, 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, Portoroz, Slovenia, 18/06/17.

Learning from Successes in Nuclear Operations : A Guideline. / Skjerve, Ann Britt; Viitanen, Kaupo; Axelsson, Christer; Bisio, Rossella; Koskinen, Hanna; Liinasuo, Marja.

Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017: Theory and Applications. ed. / Marko Cepin; Radim Briš. CRC Press, 2017. p. 975-984.

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Skjerve AB, Viitanen K, Axelsson C, Bisio R, Koskinen H, Liinasuo M. Learning from Successes in Nuclear Operations: A Guideline. In Cepin M, Briš R, editors, Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017: Theory and Applications. CRC Press. 2017. p. 975-984