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Assuring the competence of nuclear power plant contractor personnel

Abstract

This report was prepared in response to a recommendation by the IAEA International Working Group on Training and Qualification of NPP Personnel (JWG-T and Q) and supported by a number of IAEA meetings on NPP personnel training. IAEA publications on NPP training are the only international documents available to all Member States with nuclear programmes. This report complements the following IAEA publications on NPP personnel training: Technical Reports Series No. 380, Nuclear Power Plant Personnel Training and its Evaluation, A Guidebook; IAEA-TECDOC-1057, Experience in the Use of Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) for Nuclear Power Plant Personnel and IAEA-TECDOC-1063, IAEA World Survey on Nuclear Power Plant Personnel Training. This TECDOC also supplements the IAEA Safety Guide 50-SG-O1 (Rev. 1), Staffing of Nuclear Power Plants and the Recruitment Training and Authorization of Operating Personnel and Safety Standards Series No. NS-R-2, Safety of Nuclear Power Plants. Operation. Within the context of this report NPP contractors are defined as any personnel working for a nuclear power plant who are not directly employed by the nuclear power plant. Competence is the ability to perform to identified standards; it comprises skills, knowledge and attitudes and may be developed through education, experience and training. Qualification is  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2001
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
IAEA-TECDOC-1232
Reference Number:
EDB-01:085159
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 5 refs, 1 fig., tabs, ills; PBD: Jul 2001
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL; CONTRACTORS; EDUCATION; IAEA; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR DECOMMISSIONING; REACTOR OPERATION; REACTOR OPERATORS; REACTOR SAFETY; SAFETY STANDARDS; TRAINING
OSTI ID:
20191512
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1011-4289; TRN: XA0102575044051
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
101 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Assuring the competence of nuclear power plant contractor personnel. IAEA: N. p., 2001. Web.
Assuring the competence of nuclear power plant contractor personnel. IAEA.
2001. "Assuring the competence of nuclear power plant contractor personnel." IAEA.
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title = {Assuring the competence of nuclear power plant contractor personnel}
abstractNote = {This report was prepared in response to a recommendation by the IAEA International Working Group on Training and Qualification of NPP Personnel (JWG-T and Q) and supported by a number of IAEA meetings on NPP personnel training. IAEA publications on NPP training are the only international documents available to all Member States with nuclear programmes. This report complements the following IAEA publications on NPP personnel training: Technical Reports Series No. 380, Nuclear Power Plant Personnel Training and its Evaluation, A Guidebook; IAEA-TECDOC-1057, Experience in the Use of Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) for Nuclear Power Plant Personnel and IAEA-TECDOC-1063, IAEA World Survey on Nuclear Power Plant Personnel Training. This TECDOC also supplements the IAEA Safety Guide 50-SG-O1 (Rev. 1), Staffing of Nuclear Power Plants and the Recruitment Training and Authorization of Operating Personnel and Safety Standards Series No. NS-R-2, Safety of Nuclear Power Plants. Operation. Within the context of this report NPP contractors are defined as any personnel working for a nuclear power plant who are not directly employed by the nuclear power plant. Competence is the ability to perform to identified standards; it comprises skills, knowledge and attitudes and may be developed through education, experience and training. Qualification is a formal statement of achievement, resulting from an auditable assessment; if competence is assessed, the qualification becomes a formal statement of competence and may be shown on a certificate, diploma, etc. It is recognized that personnel are used to perform tasks that are of a specialised or temporary nature where it is not feasible to hire or maintain a full-time NPP employee. Accordingly, contractors may be used in a variety of situations to support NPPs. Typical situations include: supplies and services being delivered by the contractors that are subject to different quality standards based on a graded approach to assuring quality; the contractors performing work on-site or off-site (Section 3); contractors involved on a short-term or long-term basis; contractors involved in plant routine activities or performing unique/specific activities; contractor activities dealing with plant safety systems or systems important for safety, which may make more demands on contractor personnel competence. Contractor personnel provide essential services to nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities, particularly during plant outages or for projects involving major upgrading of plant. Typical services are: unique services offered by specialised contractors; augmentation of NPP personnel for particular tasks; general services provided on a permanent basis. In providing these services contractor personnel encounter similar problems to those that challenge NPP personnel. Typical examples are assessment of risk, quality assurance, compliance with procedures, communications, teamwork, work in hazardous environments and concerns about nuclear safety. Accordingly, contractor personnel must be competent and effectively interface with NPP personnel when performing assigned duties. Assurance is required that contractor personnel meet the qualification criteria before undertaking any activities at a NPP site, as the NPP has a responsibility for establishing qualification criteria for its own personnel and for contractor personnel. The objective of this TECDOC is to assist NPPs and other organisations to ensure that NPP contractor personnel are competent to undertake their assigned tasks. This TECDOC addresses the competence of contractor personnel for an operating nuclear power plant or for a nuclear power plant under decommissioning. This TECDOC deals specifically with contractor personnel working on-site at a nuclear power plant; however, the principles addressed here have similar applicability to off-site work undertaken by contractors. This publication comprises 11 sections and 17 annexes containing examples of typical means by which competence may be assured by Member States. Section 2 outlines some considerations for selecting a contractor organisation; Section 3 identifies categories of contractors and their duties; Section 4 deals with assuring competence; Section 5 discusses the specification of qualification requirements; Section 6 explains the principles of gap analysis and consequent compensatory actions; Section 7 explains the significance of site access requirements; Section 8 outlines the need for radiological protection qualification requirements; Section 9 considers specific qualification requirements; Section 10 discusses the maintenance of contractor personnel competence; Section 11 provides an analysis of a survey of Member States' involvement in assuring contractor personnel competence.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2001}
month = {Jul}
}