Training. Field Element Managers shall train Facility Representatives in
accordance with DOE O 360.1B, Federal Employee Training with
additional elements defined in this standard. Facility Representative
supervisors should ensure that training materials, qualification cards, and
examinations are periodically updated to reflect changing facility
conditions and new or updated DOE directives.
5.4.1 Needs Analysis. Facility Representative supervisors should ensure a n
analysis of the candidate 's initial training needs is conducted. This is the
process by which the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of the position
are ana lyzed to identify formal or informal training, self -study, seminars,
on-the -job-training, briefings, rotational assignments, or other types of
training necessary for effective job performance.
5.4.2 Formal Training . Field Element Managers should ensure that the Facility
Representatives receive the training necessary for the position.
Frequently, appropriate courses and training can be found within the
DOE complex, other Federal agencies, or from non-government sources
within the scientific community to satisfy some of the training needs.
Headquarters offices, in coordination with the field elements, can
develop additional training courses and material to help meet the non-
facility-specific Facility Representative training needs. Close
collaboration among field elements and Headquarters line management
is encouraged to minimize development costs for courses. In cases
where formal course work is not practical, Field Element Managers
should ensure that informal training provides Facility Representatives the
required level of knowledge.
5.4.3 On-the-Job Training . Field Element Managers should establish the "On-
the -Job Training" requirements, regarding the controls, activities,
processes, and specialized procedures necessary for qualification.
Practices such as mentoring of Facility Representative candidates by
qualified, experienced Facility Representatives and providing ample
opportunities for candidates to participate in facility operational
awareness activities are enc ouraged.
5.4.4 Continuing Training. Field Element Managers should establish a
continuing training program to enhance and strengthen the knowledge,
skills and abilities of Facility Representatives, to ensure they are aware
of significant new hazards or activities they may encounter during the
performance of their duties, and to provide a mechanism to share
lessons learned from facilities on the site and across the complex.
Guidance in Appendix D , CONTINUING TRAINING GUIDANCE, should
Qualification. Field Element Managers shall qualify each Facility
Representative by a combination of education, experience, and training to