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|NKS Programme Area:||NKS-R|
|Research Area:||Organisation and safety culture|
|Report Title:||Syn på kvalitetssäkring vid finländska och svenska kärnkraftverk samt vid Haldenreaktorn|
|Authors:||Lennart Hammar, Björn Wahlström, Bengt Lidh, Teemu Reiman|
|Abstract:||The paper reports on a study within the Nordic Nuclear Safety Research, NKS1, on quality systems at
nuclear installations in Finland, Norway and Sweden. In the study a total of 74 people at the NPPs in
Barsebäck, Forsmark, Loviisa, Olkiluoto, Oskarshamn and Ringhals, and at the research reactor in Halden
were interviewed in the period 30 August to 13 December 2000 concerning their views in regard of quality
and quality systems. The study was concluded with a seminar held in the Ringhals nuclear power plant in
The study covered a number of aspects in regard of quality management, including the quality concept,
quality systems, topical quality issues and approaches, rules and procedures, competency and training, the
process approach to quality management, the promotion of quality consciousness and future prospects.
The study reflects the significant progress made in the management of quality in nuclear power in the
Nordic countries since the early phase in the seventies. The most distinctive characteristic of today’s
approach to quality is seen in that responsibility for the quality is assumed directly in conjunction with the
It could be noted that the work patterns at the nuclear installations have been largely modified during the
recent years as a result of persistent endeavours to continuously improve the quality of operation.
Challenges were seen in currently reduced revenues due to descending electricity prices and the likely
prospect of further increased regulatory safety requirements.
The report is aimed for those working with quality issues at the nuclear power plants as well as for those
interested in quality and quality management in general or in the safety aspects of nuclear power in
|Publication date:||01 Jun 2001|
|Number of downloads:||1503|