4.3.4 Role of the
Pursuant to Act
No. 130/1998 Coll.LL., activities with direct impact of nuclear safety may only be
performed by specified employees whose special professional competence has been verified
by ┌JD that issued them Certificate of Special Professional Competence. Specific working
activities of professionally competent employees as well as of specified employees,
methods, terms and conditions of the verification of the special professional competence
as well as the prescribed training of employees are laid down by ┌JD Regulation No.
Pursuant to the above mentioned Act, ┌JD sets the method, terms and conditions of the
verification of special professional competence of selected employees and the method of
granting of licenses to specialized institutions; ┌JD approves curricula and the method
of training of selected employees.
┌JD inspectors are authorized to verify upon professional competence of selected
employees and withdraw Certificates of Special Professional Competence.
Requirements on provision for nuclear safety of nuclear installations upon start up and
during operation are laid down by Act No. 130/1998 Coll.LL. and ╚SKAE Decree No. 6/1980.
The Decree deals with employees of nuclear installations and with requirements on
qualification of the employees. ┌JD supervises the overall training of the employees, and
verifies upon the qualification of selected categories of employees whose activities may
directly impact nuclear safety.
┌JD Chairman appoints members of examination commission that verifies special
professional competence of selected employees. The examination comprises written and oral
part and also practical part for those whose working position is to be changed. If the
exams are successfully passed, Certificate may be issued. ┌JD keeps records of all
applications for examination, including copies of the protocols on the completion of the
basic training, being a necessary precondition for a Certificate to be issued. Also, ┌JD
keeps records of all Certificates issued, and keeps updated lists of valid Certificates.
The second group of employees of nuclear installations are those with impact on nuclear
safety. They have to pass examinations at an examination commission established at
specialized institution . If the examination is passed successfully, the specialized
institution issues Certificate of Professional Competence. For this group of employees,
┌JD also approves training programs for all parts of the basic training, as well as
post-training programs upon an employee going to work at a different NPP type. ┌JD at the
same time supervises their compliance.
Supervisory activities under Act No. 130/1998 Coll.LL. in the field of training of nuclear
installations staff are subject to regular inspections. The inspection program is based on
verifying upon the compliance with the requirements put on employees in terms of ž 4 of
╚SKAE Decree No. 6/1980 and pursuant to ┌JD Regulation No. 187/1999 Coll.LL. Within
inspections, compliance with plans of training of NPP employees as approved by ┌JD is
verified , along with the fulfilling of training programs according to approved training
programs. Also, inspections verify the compliance with NPP guidelines containing
requirements on education, professional training and mental capability of NPP employees.
As part of inspections, archiving of documents on training of employees is verified upon.
Additional inspections focus on the system of repeated NPP staff trainings. Within the
inspections, ┌JD reviews fulfillment of repeated training plans. During the inspection,
also the system of document keeping and document archiving on repeated staff trainings is
┌JD uses inspections to inspect specialized institutions - holders of licenses pursuant
to ž4 (2. e) of Act No. 130/1998 Coll.LL. for professional training of employees of
nuclear installations. Inspections focus on review of technical equipment and professional
competence of employees of the specialized institution . Within inspections, organization
and records of training of NPP employees are evaluated, along with the basic training
documents, technical equipment of the specialized establishment and compliance with the
qualification requirements on employees of specialized institution authorized to train
selected NPP employees. If the results of inspection are positive, ┌JD renews the
validity of the Licence of the specialized institution for training of employees of
Review of technical equipment also includes licensing and review of simulator. Within the
review of the technical equipment of simulator, parameters and courses of input variables
are verified upon, as well as random simulation of technological process according to
chosen scenario. Documentation of all adjustments of simulator due to outcomes of tests
and/or due to the implementation of technical solutions and design changes of units are
verified. Under such reviews, technical and organizational provisions for simulator
training are also verified , along with the professional competence of simulator training
instructors. The teaching approach, orientation in the system of training, and correct
evaluation of attendants are verified . The evaluation of simulator training instructors
mentioned represents part of the verification of their professional competence by
examination commission. If requirements are met and examinations are passed successfully,
┌JD issues authorization for training of selected NPP employees.