Working practices and safety culture in nuclear power plant operations (WOPS): Enhancing risk-informed ways of management of nuclear power plant fire situations (WOPS & METRI & FISRE)

Kristiina Hukki, Jan Holmberg

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    Abstract

    The paper presents a method developed for the analysis of the management of NPP fire situations from the point of view of the control room. The way of analysis helps in gaining more understanding of fire situations as a context of operators' judgment and decision-making. The focus of the analysis is on the safety-critical significance of the way of forming an idea of the relevant matters of the situation and of the organizational support to making the assessments. The application of the method to particular fire situations makes it possible to identify the case-specific risk-informed ways of acting. The method offers a framework for the integration of the multidisciplinary expertise related to NPP fire situations. It can be used to support the management of fire situations and to improve the realism of fire risk analyses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002
    Subtitle of host publicationFinal Report
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages261-267
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6086-8
    ISBN (Print)951-38-6085-X
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
    Number2164
    ISSN1235-0605

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    Hukki, K., & Holmberg, J. (2002). Working practices and safety culture in nuclear power plant operations (WOPS): Enhancing risk-informed ways of management of nuclear power plant fire situations (WOPS & METRI & FISRE). In FINNUS: The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 1999-2002: Final Report (pp. 261-267). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2164 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2002/T2164.pdf