From June 22 - 25, 2014, Bob Gramm of AdSTM provided training on construction and vendor inspection techniques to staff from the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (formerly the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission) of Jordan. Eleven staff participated in the workshop including the lead quality assurance inspector, the resident inspector for the Jordan Research and Test Reactor, and nine recently hired engineers.
The AdSTM instructor discussed nuclear quality assurance, construction inspection program attributes, regulatory enforcement, research reactor inspection, vendor inspection protocols, defect reporting for vendors, and training and qualification for regulatory personnel. The workshop covered 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 workshop, the instructor provided illustrative examples from Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspection related documents. Several new exercises were created for the workshop that focused on topics relevant to the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission environment.