Suggested Learning Activities:
Discuss with the maintenance manager, engineering manager, or an
experienced shift supervisor when testing is required and how to
determine appropriate testing. This discussion should focus on the
principles for determining what test is needed and understanding the
intent of the test [i.e., testing that will verify proper operational
performance of the equipment and system(s) worked on and isolated
during the work]. Discuss the adequacy of facility conditions for safe
test performance and evaluating test results. Focus on the responsibility
and authority of the shift supervisor, the basis for this authority, and
associated responsibilities as seen by facility and design engineering
managers. Also, apply these testing principles to a discussion of
postmaintenance testing and, as appropriate, postmodification testing.
Use a case-study approach to postmodification and postmaintenance
testing including determining appropriate testing, considerations for
authorizing performance, who should be consulted if advice is desired,
typical situations when authorization should not be given or should be
delayed in order to involve the facility management team, and evaluate
the test results for follow-up action as necessary. Operating experience
listed in occurrence reports can support this activity.
Suggested Evaluation Activities:
Conduct a qualitative evaluation of trainee responses and discussions.
Review responses derived by trainees during the case study.