3.4.5 Qualification and Training
Personnel assigned to perform activities covered by this program should be qualified
in accordance with "Guidelines to Good Practice f or T raining and Qualif ication of
M aintenance Personnel" and appropriate plant procedures to perform their assigned
functions or should work under direct supervision of persons who are so qualified.
Cognizant department managers should approve associated training programs
and qualification requirements and should ensure that personnel are qualified
before being assigned to work without direct supervision.
Training programs should be developed, training resources should be
provided, and training records should be maintained to support plant
personnel qualification requirements.
3.4.6 Control of Non-facility Contractor and Sub-Contractor Personnel
Non-facility contractors (personnel not directly employed by the facility operating
contractor) and sub-contractor personnel who perform maintenance or modifications on
facility sy stems should be trained and qualified for the work they are to perform.
These personnel should also receive general employee training and specific training in
appropriate facility administration, safety, quality control, and radiation protection
procedures and practices. Adequate time should be provided for this training.
Recognition should be given to individual needs and previous training and experience.
Experienced personnel may be allowed to bypass training by proving proficiency
through examination and demonstration. Non-facility contractor and sub-contractor
personnel who are not fully trained and qualified for the job to be performed should
be continually supervised by qualified personnel.
Non-facility contractor and sub-contractor personnel should perform
maintenance under the same controls as, and to the same high work
standards expected of, facility maintenance personnel.
contractor and sub-contractor managers and supervisors should be held
accountable for the work performance of their personnel.
supervisors should review the work of these personnel during preparation for
work, at the job site, and during postmaintenance testing and acceptance
inspections to the extent needed to enforce these requirements.
Use of subcontractor personnel to perform routine facility maintenance
should not be relied upon to the extent that it deters the development of
permanent staff expertise.