Coping with Unexpected Safety-critical Situations - A Concept for Resilient (Simulator) Team training for Control Room Teams

Frank Ritz, Cornelia Kleindienst, Jonas Brüngger, Julia Koch
2015 Procedia Manufacturing  
In conventional simulator trainings operatorsare trained to meet work demands by following standard procedures. Sustainable simulator trainings should additionally include practice to cope with unknown and unexpected, potentially hazardous system states. This does not only mean to prepare teams to successfully handle unknown problems but alsoto learn from shown coping behavior of teams from an organizational perspective.That is important for the organizational development toward
more » ... present article describes the training concept that was developed for control room teams in a Swissnuclear power plant, with due regard to methods of organizational learning. The focus lieson the identification of successful behavioral strategies thecontrol roomteams already show to maintain the plant's safetyduring critical situations. By identification of central strategies of successful team behavior a training concept including a method for structuring such coping behavior ("PUMA")was developed. The training is already implemented as inherent part of annualsimulation trainings in the control room simulator of the nuclear power plant. Additionally "PUMA" is established as an official method used for coping with unexpected situations in the control room.A worldwide recommendation of the training concept, including the method "PUMA", is currently under examination by the "World association of Nuclear of operator" (WANO).
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.228 fatcat:jqikfbnxxrh6vi4p2hvldfgyqa