- Fukishima in Japan is an example that no one really understood the information from the control systems, he says. In Sweden, control room dashboards are now replaced which leads to big changes for the operators. Among other things, information is both collected from wall panels and smaller displays and control can also take place outside the control rooms. The systems are built from the operators' needs and the management and organization around safety issues encourages and supports those who report disturbances and incidents, which is important for the safety routines to be really effective.
Research in engineering psychology at Luleå University of Technology is all about interaction between people, technology and organization. The safety of individuals, industries, transport, etc., and creating a safety culture where management's behavior, work environment and user-friendly technology creates highly efficient säkerhetsstystem, are the focus of the research team that also develops advanced methods of risk analysis. Research on nuclear power plant safety is conducted in cooperation with Chalmers.