Nawah prioritizes safety above all else, and is founded upon a nuclear safety culture. This culture is based on core values and behaviors to ensure the protection of the public, the environment and Nawah’s employees, and stems from our commitment to always place the safety of individuals first.
The Nuclear Safety Culture is the overarching organizational culture embedded across all of Nawah’s teams and everything they do. These values are taught to all new Nawah team members as correct methods of perception and behaviour.
Organizational culture is the shared basic assumptions that are developed in an organization as it learns and copes with problems. The basic assumptions that have worked well enough to be considered valid are taught to new members of the organization as the correct way to perceive, think, act, and feel. For the commercial nuclear power industry, nuclear safety remains the overriding priority. Although the same traits apply to reactor safety, radiological safety, industrial safety, environmental safety and security, nuclear safety is the first value adopted in Nawah Energy Company, and is never abandoned. Nuclear safety is the employees’ collective responsibility.
Nuclear safety is the collective responsibility of each team member and applies to all employees, from the board of directors to the individual contributors. No one in the organization is exempt from the obligation to ensure safety first. Here are the 10 Traits which Nawah follows in order to achieve its Healthy Nuclear Safety Culture:
TRAITS OF A HEALTHY NUCLEAR SAFETY CULTURE:
To underpin its safety culture, Nawah’s leaders:
- Reinforce the safety culture at every opportunity, ensuring that our healthy safety culture is not taken for granted.
- Measure the level of compliance frequently against our healthy safety culture, with a focus on trends rather than absolute values.
- Communicate what constitutes a healthy safety culture and ensuring everyone understands his/her role in promoting this culture.
- Recognize that a nuclear safety culture is moving along a continuum of increasing maturity. Leaders must therefore discuss safety culture within the organization as well as with outside groups, such as regulatory agencies.
Additionally, to ensure full compliance with its Nuclear Safety Culture, Nawah implements these safety-related practices:
Assessment & Measurement:
- Biennial Nuclear Safety Culture Assessment
- Quarterly Nuclear Safety Culture Steering Committees
- Peer Reviews
- Nuclear Safety Culture Onboarding Sessions
- In-depth Nuclear Safety Culture Workshops
- Workshops on Nuclear Professionalism
Leader Role Modelling
- Nawah Leadership Team Majlis Sessions
- Formal Leadership Development Programs
Communication & Engagement
- Ongoing nuclear safety culture events
- Annual Nuclear Safety Culture Fair