Promoting a Sustainable Management System Key Factors for Success
14 June 2012 - The eleventh IAEA and FORATOM management system workshop was held from 12 to 14 June in Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop, which was attended by 123 participants from 26 countries, was hosted by Vattenfall.
The objective of the workshop was to promote a sustainable management system, as developed through the IAEA safety standards (GS-R-3, GS-G-3.1 and GS-G-3.5) and to provide for an international forum for the exchange of experiences, practical examples and case studies.
Each day was focussed on a specific topic, relevant to the sustainability of an effective management system:
- Day One: Leadership and Commitment for Safety
- Day Two: Organizational Culture
- Day Three: Improvement and Sustainability
In the plenary morning sessions the subjects were introduced by keynote speakers from leading organizations, having extended experiences in the subjects of that day. During the afternoon sessions parallel interactive working groups on topics linked to the subjects discussed in the morning, were organised. At the end of each afternoon the results of the break-out sessions were presented in the plenary session.
The workshop focussed on the following key aspects of a sustainable management system:
- Leadership and commitment by the senior management team
- Promotion and support of a strong safety culture
- Managing organizational change
- Self-assessment and independent assessment
- Innovation in continuously improving the management system
- Improvement and sustainability of the management system
- Managing the evolution of increasing safety requirements
- Management systems in resilient organizations
- Managing the unexpected
The workshop focussed on the exchange of practical ideas and strategies. The sessions identified common difficulties, possible solutions and good practices with regard management systems.
The presentations and results of the conclusions will be posted on Electronic Nuclear Training Catalogue (ENTRAC)