We have done long-term work at the Loviisa power plant to meet the requirements set for the nuclear sector. In line with the principle of continuous improvement, our goal is to continue the development work and for the year 2019 we have developed the main themes Excellent work practices (Varma) - Field observations and actions (Taito) - Fire risk minimisation (Turva).
The main themes of the Loviisa power plant support the safety culture and our principle of continuous improvement.
"The work of each of us is a significant factor in the success of the plant."
- Satu Katajala, Loviisa Plant Manager
The goal of the Loviisa power plant is to support the high-quality performance of work, reduce the plant's backlog, i.e. the number of unfinished work, and improve good work practices in all operations. Pre- and post-job briefings and verifying one's own and another's work are an essential part of good work practices.
"Quality workmanship is the foundation of safety and reliability."
- Anssi Laakso, Head of Engineering and Maintenance
The purpose of a pre-job briefing is to avoid the possible misunderstandings. This process ensures that everyone understands the work at hand:
Additionally, precautionary measures related to the work and any factors related to safety must be known.
The post-job debriefing is a learning event to share and convey information about:
Post-job debriefings help to ensure that work can be done more efficiently and safer in the future, and problematic events can be prevented from reoccurring.
We aim to continue the procedures launched last year to improve and harmonize all demarcations and markings at the plant. In 2020, the focus will be on door markings, as well as increasing the number of work equipment delimitation equipment and improving their placement.
By demarcating and marking work sites, benefits are achieved in terms of the visibility of the worksite and finding a way to the worksite.
The theme aims to improve the condition, cleanliness and order of the plant. We encourage everyone to make observations and to take action on the spot. Observation and addressing grievances is the responsibility of everyone working at the plant.
The 5S method, developed in Japan, organises worksites and standardises work procedures to increase work productivity.
Work productivity increases by improving quality and safety and creating a visually pleasing and efficient workplace.
The theme aims to improve and develop working practices, procedures and management models related to the plant's fire safety and fire prevention arrangements. Also, the program will improve the structural fire safety of the plant.