Less is more?: results from a case study onimproving the safety review process at a nuclearpower plant
(English)In: International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, ISSN 1479-540XArticle in journal (Refereed) In press
This paper focuses on technical safety reviews of plant modifications at a Swedish nuclearpower plant. The primary aims of the presented study include identifying the main areas forimprovement of the existing technical safety review process, developing a new process, andevaluating whether any improvements were accomplished. It was concluded that grading ofthe primary safety review reports facilitates improved experience feedback by providingeasier access to good examples for reviewers. However, the experience feedback process is aspecific area in which the revised safety review process has not been as successful as desired.Improvements identified by implementing the revised process are primarily linked to theindependent safety review function, including better planning and means for resourceallocation as well as clearer and more unambiguous supporting instructions. Introduction offormalized independent review meetings provides increased exchange of knowledge andstrengthened the independent safety review function in the organisation.
Safety, Safety review, Nuclear, Nuclear Power Plant, Process, Process improvement, Action research, Experience feedback
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118842OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118842DiVA: diva2:608883
QP 20132013-03-012013-03-012013-03-05Bibliographically approved