CONTINUING TRAINING GUIDANCE
The purpose of this guidance is to provide a structured approach for providing
hazard- and activity-related information to Facility Representative s after
completing the qualification process established by DOE. Facility
Representatives should participate in the process described below so they keep
abreast of new or significant changes to site -specific hazards or activities. This
guidance was developed by NNSA personnel and incorporated into NNSA site
procedures, and is recommended for other sites a s well. Site o ffices may use an
alternate approach provided the intent of the guidance is met. DOE -HDBK-1118-
99, Guide to Good Practices for Continuing Training , is a useful reference for
developing any continuing training procedure.
Identification of hazards
New or significant changes to hazards and activities that could have an impact on
safety should be identified as soon as possible , preferably prior to being present
in a facility, through a process established and endorsed by management. The
site process should ensure that appropriate subject matter experts review and
summarize the relevant information and provide that information to the manager
responsible for Facility Representative continuing training . The manager
responsible for Facility Representative training should de termine the required
training (See 3. "Training")
The following are examples of information that should be reviewed to identify new
or significantly changed site -specific hazards or activities:
Positive Unreviewed Safety Questions (USQs).
Annual updates to Documented Safety Analyses (DSAs).
New DSAs and associated Safety Evaluation Reports (SERs).
Justifications for Continuing Operation (JCOs).
Changes to Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs).
Authorization Agreement changes.
New or significantly changed processes that require Process
Hazards Analyses (PHAs) or equivalent documents.
Significant changes to emergency or abnormal operations
Reviews associated with significant start-up or re-start activities
(e.g., Readiness Assessment / Operational Readiness Review,
Joint Nuclear Readiness Team, or Nuclear Explosive Safety Study).
Critical Decisions (e.g., CD-3)
Accident investigation reports
Changes to occurrence reporting requirements