Suggested Learning Activities:
Review and discuss, with an experienced shift supervisor, the necessary
involvement of the shift supervisor and the impact of the shift
supervisor's actions on facility operations and public safety.
Use a case-study approach to facility operations with emphasis on shift
supervisor involvement and oversight to maintain the basic design
operating considerations associated with safety. Stress the
responsibility of and the need for the shift supervisor to maintain an
overall perspective of facility operations and not be so drawn into a
specific problem or activity that this perspective is essentially lost.
Reference 3 may be helpful in demonstrating this need [e.g., taking
conservative actions, monitoring appropriate indications, and exercising
necessary caution when the facility approaches or is in a condition that
could result in challenges to reactor facility safety or a reduced safety
margin (operating experience can be used to support this activity)].
5.1, 5.2, 5.5
A simulator (for those facilities that have them) may be used to exercise
implementation skills in advocating public safety, shift supervisor
involvement, monitoring appropriate indications, and exercising caution
when the facility is approaching or in a condition that could result in
The simulator may be used to exercise these skills in conjunction with
other learning objectives and training activities (e.g., when an
experienced reactor operator or nuclear facility operator, who is a shift
supervisor candidate, is acting as the shift supervisor in the simulator as
part of normal shift crew continuing training).