This workshop is similar to the Construction Inspection course and is expanded to cover the area of vendor inspections. Each key training module is followed by a classroom discussion and/or breakout session that reinforces material presented during the workshop.
During this workshop instructors discuss general inspection topics, inspection program development, nuclear quality assurance, construction inspection program attributes, regulatory enforcement, typical construction problem areas and inspection prioritization, new reactor construction experience, vendor inspection protocols, defect reporting for vendors, the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee, and training and qualification for regulatory personnel. The workshop covers attributes that lead to effective inspections (e.g., qualified inspectors and adequate inspection procedures) and how to develop inspection programs for both nuclear power plant construction as well as regulatory oversight of vendors providing equipment and services for use in the nuclear power plant. During the weeklong workshop, the instructors provided illustrative examples from USNRC inspection related documents.