Vendor Inspections

Purpose: 

This workshop provides developing regulatory agencies with basic knowledge about regulatory vendor inspections that are performed both for manufacturing and design.

Scope: 

This hybrid course includes information related to vendor inspection extracted from the construction and vendor inspection course, as well as aspects extracted from the Codes and Standards course. A significant amount of new material was added to cover the conduct of vendor inspections. The participant’s learning experience about practical aspects of vendor inspections is reinforced through eight exercises where a variety of recent USNRC vendor inspection reports are examined and discussed. Topics covered during the workshop include: Vendor Inspection Principles; Inspector Access; Application of Codes and Standards; Importance of Nuclear Quality Assurance; Planning, Conducting, and Documenting Inspections; Counterfeit, Fraudulent, Suspect Items; and International Initiatives.

Audience: 
Regulatory Staff and Management