Training method for enhancement of safety attitude in nuclear power plant based on crew resource management

Akira Ishibashi, Daisuke Karikawa, Makoto Takahashi, Toshio Wakabayashi, Masaharu Kitamura

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A conventional training program for nuclear power plant operators has been developed with emphasis on improvement of knowledge and skills of individual operators. Although it has certainly contributed to safety operation of nuclear power plants, some recent incidents have indicated the necessity of an improved training program aiming at improvement of the performance of operators working as a team. In the aviation area, crew resource management (CRM) training has shown the effect of resolving team management issues of flight crews, aircraft maintenance crews, and so on. In the present research, we attempted to introduce the CRM concept into operator training in nuclear power plants as training for conceptual skill enhancement. In this paper, a training method specially customized for nuclear power plant operators based on CRM is proposed. The proposed method has been practically utilized in the management training course of Japan Nuclear Technology Institute. The validity of the proposed method has been evaluated by means of a questionnaire survey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-395
Number of pages12
JournalTransactions of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec


  • Attitude
  • Conceptual skill
  • CRM
  • Human factors
  • Operator training
  • Safety
  • Training method


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