Radiological Training for Tritium Facilities
Qualified personnel can be exempted from training if they have satisfactorily completed training programs,
(i.e., facility, college or university, military, or vendor programs) comparable in instructional objectives,
content, and performance criteria. Documentation of the applicable and exempted portions of training
should be maintained.
Training Program Standards and Policies
Qualification of Instructors
The technical instructor plays a key role in the safe and efficient operation of DOE facilities. Workers must
be well qualified and have a thorough understanding of the facility's operation, such as processing,
handling, and storage of materials, and maintenance of equipment. Workers must know how to correctly
perform their duties and why they are doing them. They must know how their actions influence other
worker's responsibilities. Because workers' actions are so critical to their own safety and the safety of
others, their trainers must be of the highest caliber. The technical instructor must understand thoroughly all
aspects of the subjects being taught and the relationship of the subject content to the total facility.
Additionally, the instructor must have the skills and knowledge to employ the instructional methods and
techniques that will enhance learning and successful job performance. While the required technical and
instructional qualifications are listed separately, it is the combination of these two factors that produces a
qualified technical instructor.
The qualifications are based on the best industry practices that employ performance-based techniques to
ensure that workers receive the highest quality training possible. This is possible only when technical
instructors possess the technical competence and instructional skills to perform assigned instructional
duties in a manner that promotes safe and reliable DOE facility operations.
Instructors must possess technical competence (theoretical and practical knowledge along with work
experience) in the subject areas in which they conduct training. The foundation for determining the
instructor's technical qualifications is based on two factors:
the trainees being instructed, and
the subject being presented
The following is an example of a target audience, subject to be taught, and instructor technical