The practical factor exercise provided an opportunity for each student to practice the skills required to
safely perform work within a simulated radiological area.
A. Review Evaluation Rules/Process
Each facility must develop a practical factors evaluation. Incorporating the requirements of the
DOE Radiological Control Standard is recommended, and facility-specific procedures should also
be included (guidance for conducting a practical factors evaluation is contained in Attachment 1).
Review areas to be evaluated
Students should be evaluated based on:
Wearing of dosimeter(s).
Compliance with RWP, work documents.
Compliance with facility-specific entry procedures.
Job or task performance
Minimization of dose.
Compliance with facility-specific procedures and RWP requirements.
Response to abnormal situation(s) alarm/condition.
Exiting simulated area
Compliance with facility-specific procedures.
Explain acceptable role-playing during evaluation
Students are expected to conduct themselves as though the evaluation was in an actual
radiological area (e.g., chewing gum is not permitted).
Evaluators have two main roles during the evaluation:
The primary role is to evaluate whether student performs the entire scenario in
accordance with pre-established criteria.
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