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.
|Title of host publication||Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory and Applications|
|Editors||Marko Cepin, Radim Briš|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017 - Portoroz, Slovenia|
Duration: 18 Jun 2017 → 22 Jun 2017
|Conference||27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017|
|Abbreviated title||ESREL 2017|
|Period||18/06/17 → 22/06/17|
- learning from success
- organizational learning
- nuclear safety
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.