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Methodology for the Systematic Assessment of the Regulatory Competence Needs (SARCoN) for Regulatory Bodies of Radiation Facilities and Activities


English IAEA-TECDOC-1860 ¦ 978-92-0-109418-6

56 pages ¦ 7 figures ¦ € 18.00 ¦ Date published: 2019

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The IAEA has introduced a methodology and an assessment tool – Systematic Assessment of Regulatory Competence Needs (SARCoN) – which provides practical guidance on analysing the training and development needs of a regulatory body and, through a gap analysis, guidance on establishing competence needs and how to meet them. The current publication provides information on the use of the SARCoN methodology to support the implementation of the IAEA safety standards for ensuring regulatory competence in respect of radiation facilities and activities. It is to be used in conjunction with IAEA Safety Reports Series No. 79. It can also be used in conjunction with IAEA TECDOC-1757 by regulatory bodies regulating both radiation and nuclear facilities.

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Independent Regulatory Commissions, Nuclear Regulation, Nuclear Industry, Organizational Learning, Methodology, Systematic Assessment of Regulatory Competence Needs, SARCoN, IAEA Safety Standards, Member States, Convention on Nuclear Safety, CNA, Competence Needs Assessment, Regulatory Bodies, Implementation, Planning, Personnel, Roles and Responsibilities, Training, Maintenance, Quadrant Model, Evaluation, Competence Gap Analysis, Review, Assessment Tool, Development, Nuclear Facilities, Competence Profiles, Applications, SACRON, CNS, Convention of Nuclear Safety, Staff, Staffing Needs

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