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d) To ensure that the duties of operating personnel
are adequately defined
e) To ensure that up-to-date information is available
for the training of operators and that it is consistent with safe
operation of the facility
The procedures should be supplemented as necessary by diagrams,
system alignment procedures, system shutdown procedures, pre- and
on all operating and emergency procedures must be consistent with
the system drawings and as built conditions. Refer to Appendix C
for a sample of an operating or emergency procedure form (Figure
Specific emergency procedures are dependent upon the type and
complexity of the facility involved. Conditions typically
covered by emergency procedures include rapid increase/decrease
in pressure and fire in the building.
Additional emergency procedures may be required depending on the
type and complexity of the system.
Operating and emergency procedures for systems within the SOC
should be demonstrated during the on-site survey. This should
include a demonstration of the accessibility to vital equipment
or systems to ensure that personnel can safely operate the
equipment and systems under normal and emergency conditions.
Where an actual demonstration is not practical, the applicant may
propose an alternate means of demonstrating acceptability of the
procedures. In cases where it is found that a procedure cannot
be performed in a satisfactory manner, the applicant must prepare
an acceptable procedure for accomplishing the desired objective.
Maintenance Program. Sustaining system certification
is predicated on maintaining the system in the "as certified"
condition. The applicant must prepare a maintenance program that
includes, as a minimum, the following elements:
in the facility
repair and replacement of components and spare parts control
c) For Class A Systems, the applicant should ensure
that a system of controlled work procedures (CWPs) and reentry
control have been formally promulgated. For complex systems, the
SCA may request that the CWP format be submitted for review.
When a system has been cleaned and/or tested in accordance with
certification requirements, no re-entry into that system should