WHAT IS SAFETY CULTURE?
The concept of safety culture is by its nature difficult to explain in a fewsentences. IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) defines safety culture as “the assembly of characteristics and attitudes in organizations and individuals which establishes that, as an overriding priority, nuclear plant safety issues receive the attention warranted by their significance”. There are also many other attempts to clarify the meaning of the term, still they all have the same core meaning to prioritize safety as a value
within an organization. Safety culture is an integral part of overall organization culture, and it includes attitudes and behaviors ensuring nuclear and radiation safety, fire safety, information security and physical protection, environmental protection, and occupational health and safety. IAEA has emphasized that nuclear safety begins at project conception. If nuclear safety culture principles are not adequately understood and applied fr om the very beginning of the project, there is a risk of latent safety issues during operation of the plant, and economic consequences, such as cost overruns and schedule delays.
“No matter how well an organization is currently performing, it always needs to consider how it could improve further. The development of a continuous improvement attitude is strongly dependent on the leadership and commitment of top management, and involvement of employees” tells Hanne Rantanen, Safety Culture Manager at RAOS Project Oy.
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HI MIKHAIL GOLIKOV!
PLEASE TELL US WHAT WORK DO YOU DO AT THE HANHIKIVI 1 -SITE?
“I am Lead Engineer in the construction department of the Main Contractor – JSC Concern Titan-2. Today our work is to supervise and arrange the subcontractors’ activities during construction base and warehouse facilities erection. We are aiming at the best result and due time in finishing of hydrotechnical in-take and out-take structures because they affect the pit arrangement works. I graduated in 2010 from Saint-Petersburg State University of architecture and civil engineering with the diploma of Engineer in civil and industrial construction. More than 8 years of my work experience are connected with Russian branches of Finnish construction companies YIT and Lemminkäinen.
MIKHAIL, WHAT ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?
“I live in a fabulous city of Raahe. There I have quite a short way to my hobbies. Generally they are typical for Finland – downhill skiing in winter and some forest trails biking in summer. But most part of my free time is dedicated to boxing. Wh ere I also compete. One remark that I have noted since living in Finland many years already: sometimes people seem like introverts until you start to speak with them in Finnish. This is why I am doing my best to learn more Finnish!”
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PHOTO EXHIBITION IN SIIKAJOKI, PYHÄJOKI, RAAHE AND KALAJOKI
RAOS Project and the main contractor Titan-2 will organize a photo exhibition in four different locations from August to November 2021. The photo exhibition depicts the construction of the Leningrad NPP located in Sosnovy Bor from the foundations to the commissioning of the plant. Target is to define how nuclear power plant will be built and what kind of phases there will be also in the construction of Hanhikivi 1 power plant. The Leningrad NPP is the reference plant for Hanhikivi-1 NPP. The photographer, Alexandr Kashin from Titan 2 has photographed nuclear power plants for years. He graduated from the Baltic State University Voenmech in 2002. In the same year Alexandr started working in the IT department as a software engineer. After a few years he switched to other activities.
“I was attracted by photography and design while studying at the art school. I started doing layouts, printing designs and more. Now I’m fully responsible for the visual image and brand of the TIitan-2 holding and corporate events. Shooting the construction of industrial facilities has many peculiar features. Often, like a wildlife photographer, when I have to sit in ambush for hours and hunt down a beast or wait for a good light, I sometimes had to wait all night for the completion of the installation. Being under snow and in rain at the construc-tion site. Or, in search of a good shot, climb to the very top of the
crane. And after full immersion in the construction or installation
process, I look for a shot at the changed angle - trying to convey through photography the complexity of the work of specialists or the beauty of the objects they are building” tells Alexandr.
• Siikajoki: Ruukki library, Opintie 3, Ruukki - August
• Pyhäjoki: Pyhäjoki library, Ruukintie 1 - September
• Raahe: Raahe library, Rantakatu 45 - October
• Kalajoki: Community center Merta, Kalajoentie 1 - November
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