Presentation on theme: "WG3 Leader: Michelle Bush International Working Forum for Regulatory Supervision of Legacy Sites (RSLS) – Technical Meeting 22-24 October 2013."— Presentation transcript:
WG3 Leader: Michelle Bush International Working Forum for Regulatory Supervision of Legacy Sites (RSLS) – Technical Meeting 22-24 October 2013
Overview Professional development of regulators Focus on training and development for inspectors of legacy sites Distribution of questionnaire to MS Q2/2013 Original objective to use the responses to contribute to the development of a training programme to further train inspectors
Activities 2011-2013 Three technical meetings Drafting and continued development of questionnaire Distribution of questionnaire in early 2012 Returned surveys received in last 12 months Analysis of results at 2012 TM Contribution to drafting TECDOC
Questionnaire Provided context and information on RSLS Instructions for completing the questionnaire Important to acknowledge limitations of questionnaires THANK YOU to MS who provided a response
Discussion of results Question 1 In your opinion, what are the most important skills that an inspector of legacy sites should have? Please include technical and non-technical skills in your response
Analysis of results Technical: Basic radiation protection principles Use of monitoring equipment in the field, particularly related to radiation Safety awareness and risk assessment Knowledge of regulatory framework and associated legislation (regulatory fundamentals specific to country / province)
Q1 continued Non technical: Verbal communication skills, including negotiation Written communication skills, including accuracy and attention to detail Critical thinking, decision making, problem solving Good personal character Observation skills
Question 2 In your country, is there an Agency, Ministry of Department with responsibility for legacy sites from the nuclear fuel cycle (including uranium production cycle)?
Question 3 Does your Agency have standard skills or qualifications that legacy site inspectors are required to have?
Question 4 In your Agency, what are the skills or qualifications that inspectors of operating sites (for example, uranium mining and milling sites, storage and disposal sites and facilities) are required to have? Please detail.
Question 5 What training programs does your Agency provide or offer to staff responsible for inspecting operating or legacy sites? Please list and indicate if each is optional or compulsory
Analysis of results Diversity / cultural training Site specific training (i.e. specific to a mine, former test site, NPP, etc) Health and safety training Radiation protection and nuclear safety Environmental laws, and regulations generally Risk assessment Use of equipment, such as handheld GPS’
Question 6 For the training programs listed in Q5, please provide information on how each of these training programs are delivered. For example: online learning, external contractors, internal providers, on-the-job.
Analysis of results Mode of DeliveryNumber of responses Internal courses7 External contractors10 On-the-job training9 Online learning3
Question 7 Do any of the training programs listed in Q5 include training on radiological risk assessment for sites (legacy or operating)?
Question 8 & 9 Do attendees of any of the training programs listed in Q5 receive any kind of accredited certification or acknowledgement of course completion? Do any of the training programs details include formalised assessment?
Question 10 Are site inspectors (for legacy or operating sites) required to re-train in skills or qualifications after a period of time?
Question 11 What area of skills or qualifications would you like to see improved for inspectors of legacy sites operating in your Agency / country?
Analysis of results Use of field and monitoring equipment Communication and conflict resolution Site characterization Safety awareness
Discussion Points Limited skills of inspectors can be a barrier to effective supervision of legacy sites Information from questionnaires highlights skills that are needed, important, lacking
Discussion Points Limitations of on-the-job training Often this is the only option! Loss of historical legacy site knowledge and information No recognized qualification from informal learning
Discussion Points Importance of drawing together the most relevant and appropriately skilled team of inspectors Establishing a feedback loop with regulatory body to incorporate findings from inspections of legacy sites into future management programmes and decision making
Discussion Points TECDOC to include recommendations for MS regarding training for inspectors of legacy sites Information from WG3 activities can support training program