The objective and criteria are derived from DOE Order 5480.19. They are intended to aid
each facility in meeting the intent of the order.
Communications, both normal and emergency, are highly reliable and provide accurate
transmission of information within the facility.
Communication methods are implemented to ensure timely and reliable contact with
essential personnel such as supervisors or on-shift operators.
Only facility approved abbreviations and acronyms are used in facility
Communications are clear, concise, and correctly understood.
Portable radio use is monitored and controlled to prevent electronic interference in
sensitive instrument areas.
A facility paging system is effectively used and controlled to ensure the impact of
important announcements is not reduced.
An Emergency Communications System is implemented to ensure all facility
personnel are promptly alerted to facility emergencies.