9. CONTINUING TRAINING
Continuing training needs should be identified from job analysis information and the results of
ongoing training program evaluations. There should be close interaction between the training
department and operations personnel to ensure that the training program is correct and
appropriate. This evaluation ensures that the training program is current and relevant and that
job performance does not degrade to unacceptable levels.
The continuing training program should be administered on a two-year cycle and should
maintain and improve technical skills and knowledge. Since basic technical knowledge as
well as specialized technical knowledge could be lacking for infrequently used procedures or
concepts, instruction in selected fundamental topics should be provided on a continuing basis.
Written examinations, similar in difficulty and scope to initial examinations, should be
administered in accordance with Section 8, Trainee Evaluation.
9.2 Facility-Specific Systems Training
Facility-specific systems training provides an understanding of overall facility operations.
Since much of this subject matter is not reinforced by direct use, selected process equipment
and theory of operations should be part of the continuing training program. At a minimum,
safety-related systems identified in the facility's safety analysis report should be included.
Lectures, seminars, computer-aided-instruction, and self-study are methods of presenting the
9.3 Special Training
Special training should be provided to address seldom-used skills, observed problems, or
anticipated training needs. Infrequently performed tasks should be evaluated to determine if
training is needed. It is recommended that difficulty, importance to facility safety, reliability,
and ALARA be used to help determine training needs and required depth of coverage.