2009:12 Evaluating safety-critical organizations – emphasis on the nuclear industry

The regulator identified a few years ago a need for a better understanding of and a deeper knowledge on methods for evaluating safety critical organisations. There is a need for solid assessment methods in the process of management of organisational changes as well as in continuously performed assessment of organisations such as nuclear power plants. A considerable body of literature exists concerning assessment of organisational performance, but they lack an explicit safety focus.