ERIC Number: ED298262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep-22
Reference Count: N/A
Maintaining Interest in Operator Requal Training.
Lapp, H. J., Jr.
A study reviewed operator training programs at Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station to determine their interface with plant operations and to devise new ways of maintaining interest in requalification (requal) training. The operator training review committee that was formed to implement the review documented over 100 issues and concerns pertaining to the overall quality of the operator training effort and the attitudes and perceptions of operators and instructors while they worked in the training environment. These were later consolidated into over 50 specific issues/concerns pertaining to the following subject areas: operator training policy and practices; communication between operations and training department personnel; requalification program scope, content and schedules and examinations; instructor credibility and experience; operator training classroom environment; and miscellaneous operator training issues. According to the review, a full-time operations training coordinator is needed, communications between operations and training department personnel need improvement, responsibilities for training operators must be defined, staffing levels of the training sections are inadequate to meet future needs and requirements, operator training group capabilities should be upgraded, and the operator training classroom environment needs to be improved to provide more effective training. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Nuclear Training Assocation Nuclear Instructors' Workshop (3rd, Columbus, OH, September 21-22, 1988). Document printed on colored paper.