Lessons Learned Handbook:
Incorporating Lessons Learned into Ongoing Training
Lessons learned that are applicable DOE-wide should be incorporated, as appropriate,
into Department-wide training programs. Incorporation of lessons learned into facility
or site-specific training is also important. Action plans that are developed to address
specific lessons learned should include identification of affected training programs.
Lessons Learned Coordinators should ensure that the groups responsible for
developing and implementing training programs are notified when applicable
information is identified through lessons learned.
Implementing Corrective Actions
Implementation of corrective actions will vary according to the lesson learned (some
lessons learned will not require corrective actions). Important elements of corrective
action implementation include:
Timeliness (ensure that a reasonable target date is set that is consistent with the
urgency of the lesson learned).
Assignment of a responsible party (Facility Manager, or designee, should be
responsible for ensuring that corrective actions are implemented).
Appropriate actions (the actions chosen for implementation) should be based on a
careful evaluation of the experience. Examples of corrective actions include:
Immediate physical action (e.g., change the facility, component, structure, or
When appropriate, the Lessons Learned Coordinator should track corrective actions to
ensure timely completion and provide monthly status reports to the Facility Manager.
Once the corrective action is completed, the Lessons Learned Coordinator should
update the lessons learned tracking system indicating completed corrective action(s).
(See Volume II, Appendix IX for examples of a corrective actions tracking tables and
other related material.) The Lessons Learned Coordinator should also review the
completed corrective actions to ensure that they adequately address the original