Introducing safety culture and its application to the nuclear field

25 h

This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is part of the courses offered and funded within ANNETTE project, led by ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network), and funded by Euratom, a complementary research and training programme for nuclear research and training within Horizon 2020 European Research Projects.

This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is conceived as a first contact with the safety culture in all areas to continue, then, deepening in more specific concepts in the nuclear field. In order to establish a good safety culture and nuclear safety culture, aligned leadership is necessary. All these aspects will be worked in a dynamic, different and participative way, in which collaborative learning will be a key aspect.


The MOOC structure includes three independent NOOCs (Nano Open Online Courses).


“MOOC Safety Culture: Introduction”. UNED-TECNATOM

David Abarca Ahijado. Safety Management and Leadership Consultant. Tecnatom
Álvaro Pablo Muñoz Rodrigo. Nuclear training specialist. Tecnatom

NOOC I. What is safety culture?


  1. Risks management
  2. Safety culture concepts.
  3. Organizational Culture for safety
  4. Safety I to Safety II.

NOOC II. Understanding Nuclear Safety Culture


  1. Nuclear Energy differentiating characteristics.
  2. Basic Philosophy of Nuclear Safety.
  3. How my work affects safety.
  4. Evolution of the concept “Safety in Depth ´´

NOOC III. Developing leadership for safety


  1. Models and evolution.
  2. Leadership in emergencies.
  3. Skills development.

Pre-requisites/participant background

  1. What is safety culture? No specific requirements are needed
  2. Understanding nuclear Safety Culture: Basic justifiable knowledge about nuclear technology, that may be attained using the glossary of nuclear terms available in the three NOOCs
  3. Developing leadership for safety: No specific requirements are needed
  4. Refreshing Nuclear Basics: Basic engineering knowledge


Advanced open online learning communities based on multimedia content, engaging activities, automatized tests and online interaction in an international environment. Courses are delivered on the platform OPEN UNED.

Provisional dates 

Open now the free registration, by clicking on each NOOC above.
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The satisfactory completion of each NOOC leads to a free badge and/or the payment of a credential. In addition, it is possible to obtain an academic certificate of 1 ECTS, issued by UNED, when successfully completing the three NOOCs. Instructions on how to proceed for the certificate will be given to the course participants at the course start.

Free academic certification will be offered to the first 20 participants filling the application form to attend courses of from ANNETTE Pilot Course Programme.

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We highly thank those advertising this initiative within the nuclear sector, but as well towards professionals from other industries (especially high-risk industries), as well as master students of nuclear and other technical studies, to gather a varied audience to enhance global networking and a collaborative learning experience. This course will allow a research study and its dissemination is crucial to achieving massive participation from the main target groups.