LearnSafe. Learning organisations for nuclear safety

Björn Wahlström, Jari Kettunen, Teemu Reiman, Bernhard Wilpert, Hans Maimer, Juliane Jung, Sue Cox, Bethan Jones, Rosario Sola, Jose M. Prieto, Rosario Martinez Arias, Carl Rollenhagen

Research output: Book/ReportReport


The nuclear power industry is currently undergoing a period of major change, which has brought with it a number of challenges. These changes have forced the nuclear power plants to initiate their own processes of change in order to adapt to the new situation. This adaptation must not compromise safety at any time, but during a rapid process of change there is a danger that minor problems may trigger a chain of events leading to a degraded safety. Organisational learning has been identified as an important component in ensuring the continued safety and efficiency of nuclear organisations. In response to these challenges a project LearnSafe "Learning organisations for nuclear safety" was set up and funded by the European Community under the 5th Euratom Framework Programme. The present report gives an account of the LearnSafe project and its major results.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages69
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6539-8
ISBN (Print)951-38-6538-X
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes


  • nuclear safety
  • organisational factors
  • safety management
  • earning organisations
  • culture
  • management of change
  • human factors
  • safety culture


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