Safety Culture is our highest priority when building up reliable nuclear power plant. Everyone needs to know what to do and why.



The management of RAOS Project Oy (the Supplier) have defined and documented the following commitments and expectations to its personnel and organizations that manage, supervise and perform Hanhikivi 1 NPP construction project activities with respect to ensuring high level of safety, and establishing and maintaining a strong and healthy safety culture commensurate with the safety, quality and security significance of their activities and the nature and complexity of their organizations and functions.

This policy statement applies to all Supplier staff members and Sub-Suppliers and they have the responsibility to ensure that the commitments and expectations stated are understood, employed and maintained.

The Supplier’s management is committed to:

  • Emphasize the priority of safety, and particularly nuclear safety, in all actions and decision making
  • Ensure that each person participating in the Hanhikivi-1 project strictly complies with high safety standards and specifications, and continuous improvement of Safety and Safety Culture
  • Devote adequate attention, time and resources to safety matters
  • Act as role models for their own staff and Sub-Suppliers
  • Provide all the necessary means to support individuals, teams and organizations in carrying out their tasks safely and successfully
  • Reinforce a learning and questioning attitude at all levels of the organization and within Project participants
  • Create a non-punitive (“no blame”) climate for reporting own errors and other safety concerns
  • Establish a system and maintain open and learning oriented culture in order to ensure near-miss reporting by all Project participants
  • Establish a system to monitor and follow-up the safety culture of all Project participants through diverse assessment methods and report the results
  • Set clear goals for the safety and safety culture development

Management of the Supplier sets forth its expectations to each person or organization participating in the Hanhikivi 1 project with regard to their behaviour, performance and thinking when safety goals may come into conflict with construction, schedule or cost goals and establishes the following targets:

  • each person participating in the project is provided with general safety culture training as part of their introduction period and pre-job briefings whenever new safety relevant work is started
  • application of requirements, decisions and actions are graded based on their nuclear safety significance
  • management of all participating organizations ensure visible commitment to nuclear safety and safety culture
  • workshops are held to establish shared safety culture expectations, highlight good practices, create understanding, openness and willingness to contribute to achievement of safety goals
  • mechanisms and well-defined system are established, and each person participating in the project is encouraged to report quality and safety observations, unsafe practices and deficiencies, including near misses, which are timely identified, analysed and reported, and they are used for the learning process and made widely available to those who might benefit from them
  • approaches and methods used in safety improvement and safety culture development are periodically reviewed and selfevaluated for their sufficiency and effectiveness.