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ASME NQA-1 Lead Auditor Training (AMS)

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Monday,20 April 2020

  • Day One

    Welcome and Introductions

    Safety Moment (UK Nuclear)

    Course Introduction

    Introduce the NQA-1 Standard

    Section 2 - Regulations Orders and Standards

    Definitions applicable to Auditing

    Discuss the relevant QA requirements within the Nuclear Industry - BPVC, NQA-1, ISO 9001, ISO 19443, ONR TAGS (UK) and IAEA GSR Pt2

    Review the history of NQA-1

    How does NQA-1 Fit within the ASME codes and structures.

    Review the QA requirements of Part 1 & 2 and guidance in Parts 3 & 4.

    Study the specific requirements for auditing

    Case Studies and exercises

Tuesday,21 April 2020

  • Day Two

    Recap Day 1

    Auditor attributes exercise

    Traits of a Nuclear Safety Culture and Safe Auditing - WANO Principles PL2013-1

    Lead Auditor Competence against the requirement of NQA-1 Part 3 (3.1-2.2)

    Audit Program and Planning introducing requirement 18 and 18A-1 (now 18 200)

    Understanding the specific requirements for auditing Part 1 Req 18

    How to apply the guidance in Part 3 Req 18A-1

    How to apply the guidance in Part 2 Req 18A-1

    Role of the Lead Auditor within the context of the audit team

    Develop the Audit Plan Notification and Prepare a Checklist

    Individual Task Exercise to prepare an Audit Plan Notification.

    Individual Task Exercise, using an Example Procedure Prepare a Simple Questionnaire

    Review activities that occur during the Audit and its Best and Worst Practices

    Open book assessment/ exercises

Wednesday,22 April 2020

  • Day Three

    Individual feedback from instructor from in-class exercises

    Preparing the Opening Meeting and Setting the Tone of the Audit

    Individual Exercise to prepare a and Agenda for an Opening Meeting

    How to conduct an interview - Techniques and Tactics to Maximize Information

    Group Exercise and Group feedback

    • Learn the importance of objective evidence and how to evaluate it.

    How to write up a deficiency statement and determine the severity of the finding.

    Individual Exercise: write a deficiency statement based upon objective evidence obtained during your interview

    How to evaluate proposed Corrective actions.

    Preparing and delivering the Closing Meeting.

    Open book assessment/ exercises

Thursday,23 April 2020

  • Day Four

    Audit workshops

    Group Exercises

    Instructor feedback to students

    Course recap

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