2.3.3 (Chair only) The candidate must have knowledge of problem-solving and
decision-making techniques, and the ability to manage activities ensuring that
organizational issues are resolved and closed-out in a timely manner. The
candidate shall be able to:
Identify and discuss the various problem analysis techniques used in the
Define the term "root cause" and explain the significance of the term to the
safe management of nuclear facilities.
Describe the elements of an effective issue management system.
Discuss the importance of issues management to safety, quality, and
Discuss the necessary considerations that must be addressed when developing
a corrective action.
Given the data for an event, determine the root cause and develop corrective
actions. Compare the results with that of the originator and discuss any
2.4.1 (Chair only) The candidate must participate in a minimum of two NESSG
activities as an NESSG chair-in-training in the three years preceding initial
qualification to the requirements in this document. This shall be accomplished
Involvement in all phases of the NESSG activity in order to understand the
review process and role of the NESSG chair. These phases include: planning
meetings, member selection, Adequacy Review, briefings, demonstrations,
deliberations, report writing, management briefings, report coordination, and
report production process.
The candidate is expected to be actively involved in the above phases in order
to demonstrate a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a
NESSG chair. This active involvement includes reviewing input
documentation, questioning briefers, identifying potential safety concerns,
engaging in deliberations, drafting findings, and assisting with report
coordination and production.
For a minimum of one of the required NESSG activities, the candidate shall
participate as an NESSG chair under instruction (UI). NESSG chair UI shall