Lessons Learned from Crisis Situation Simulations for the Local Command Post (LCP) in Extreme Situation (ES)

  • Violaine Bringaud
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 822)


Armed with feedback from the Fukushima accident, EDF’s Nuclear Operations Division has launched an action programme that aims to implement additional crisis management means (added equipment and organisational methods) to meet the needs in case of extreme accident conditions. As part of this action programme, a multidisciplinary R&D team (ergonomics experts and human reliability engineers) was consulted to manage a trial campaign in collaboration with the Operator, the engineering department and the company’s training department. Completed with the help of simulations, this test campaign enabled recreation of the individual and collective activity dynamic for the crisis organisation’s team members and was analysed with help from the Model of resilience in situation.

With respect to the Local Command Post function, the goal of this document is to report how the implemented simulation system, coupled with the analysis of collected data, enabled the addition of activity understanding items from the Local Command Post. By relying on several examples, the goal was to question the reasoning of keeping this type of data in order to develop innovative models for extreme and unpredictable crisis preparation.


Crisis management Nuclear industry Resilience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R&D, EDF Lab Paris-SaclayPalaiseauFrance

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