Working at Olkiluoto

In order to maintain safety and high quality, the instructions and working methods followed at a nuclear power plant are, in part, more detailed and more binding than those followed at other industrial facilities. You should reserve enough time to obtain the required permits and related documents before you can start working.

All persons coming to work at Olkiluoto are met at the main gate, where the access permit office staff instructs them in matters relating to entering the site. The access permit office is open from 7 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. During annual outages, there are additional opening hours (which are announced separately). An ID card or passport must be presented when collecting the access permit. A driver’s licence or other proof of identification with a picture is not accepted.

The requirements for receiving a personal access permit are as follows:
  • An access permit application
  • A limited security clearance (for subcontractors and persons whose employment lasts for six months or less) or a basic security clearance (for persons whose employment lasts for over six months), valid for a maximum of five years
  • Induction training, valid for three years. You can also complete your induction training at the Fortum Loviisa nuclear power plant or any of Fortum’s Swedish nuclear power plants. If a person gives a permission to send information of Induction Training to Fortum or Swedish Nuclear Power Plants, an e-mail has to be sent at [email protected].
  • A tax number that has been entered in the public tax number register for the construction industry, maintained by the Finnish Tax Administration (required for access to Olkiluoto). The tax number is not required of persons who come to the plant to carry out process maintenance work. In all other cases the tax number is always required.
  • For persons assigned to radiation work category A, a medical examination certificate
  • For foreign nationals working in the controlled area, a radiation dose passport

Instructions for partners can be found here.