EuroCourse 4

Observation Techniques
A course for senior managers in the Nuclear Industry.

14 - 16 May 2014

Hotel International,Bucharest, Romania

More details on the location can be found at 

Organiser: The University Politecnica din Buchuresti (UPB)

The primary intent of this seminar is to make managers of industrial facilities familiar with the management tools that can be used to identify latent weaknesses in the organisation. These are mainly undetected deficiencies in organisational processes or values that create workplace conditions that provoke errors (error precursors) or degrade the integrity of defences (flawed defences).

Main learning outcomes:

• Knowledge and understanding of essential responsibilities, accountability and the role of management in building, promoting and encouraging safety culture;
• General knowledge of the context of organisational systems for Radiation Protection, Safety and Safety Culture;
• Knowledge and understanding of the barriers and defences, as ways and measures to prevent undesired events and their precursors;
• Ability to identify effective questioning techniques to use when conducting observations;
• Ability to recognise good practices and areas for improvement;
• Ability to explain reasons for performance gaps and possible countermeasures;
• Knowledge and understanding of techniques providing feedbacks and coaching, as well as reporting requirements.

Training methodology:

The course will be facilitated in a highly interactive manner.

The first day of this three-day training course consists in a condensed version of the generic training module, providing  managers with the appropriate fundamentals in view of improving the safety culture in their organisations and developing  excellence in human performance to proactively prevent events triggered by human error. This part can be skipped by those having already followed the full two-day training on “Managerial competences and leadership for safety culture”.

Pre-course: Before the training session, all participants will receive some suggested pre-course reading (IAEA documents, reference documents).

Solving problem session: the participants are requested to propose case studies

Course Fee

The course fee is €1000 which includes three nights accommodation (13th - 15th May), meals and coffee-breaks.

Please use Bank Transfer to pay the fee to 

University Politehnica Bucharest- CCEPM
Spl. Independentei 313, sector 6, Bucharest, Romania
Bank: BRD- GSG Branch Politehnica

Course Registration

To register for the course please send an email to Petre Ghitescu at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Training team:

  Petre Ghitescu - Coordinator-Facilitator
University Polithnica Bucharest
Mario Gonzalez - Lead Facilitator
Tecnatom staff member; Safety Culture expert; Certified INPO-WANO facilitator
Christian Lefaure - Expert Lecturer
Senior Consultant in Radiological Protection, National Coordinator of the French regional Radiological Protection officers and Qualified Expert networks, Chair of the IAEA-ISEMIR (International System on Occupational Exposure in Medicine, Research and Industry)
  Luiza Georgescu - Expert Lecturer
Training Center Cernavoda NPP- Nuclearelectrica- Romania
  Cantemir Ciurea - Mentor
Director CNCAN (Regulatory Authority)- Romania