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Regulatory Inspection of the Implementation of Quality Assurance Programmes

A Manual

English STI/DOC/010/296 92-0-155089-8
29.00 1989


Guidance in the organization and performance of regulatory inspection functions regarding the implementation of quality assurance programmes in all stages of the nuclear power plant project. The manual is intended primarily for the management personnel and upper staff from regulatory bodies but it will also be helpful to management personnel from nuclear utilities and vendors.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Techniques and methods of inspection; 3. Performance of regulatory inspections of quality assurance programmes; 4. Inspection reports; 5. Periodic evaluation of effectiveness of and trends in quality assurance programme performance; 6. Enforcement of compliance with the quality assurance programme; 7. Manpower requirements and technical qualifications of quality assurance regulatory inspectors; Appendix I: Inspection procedure on document control; Appendix II: Inspection procedure on procurement control; Appendix III: Inspection procedure on receipt, storage and handling of materials and equipment; Appendix IV: Inspection procedure on control of measuring and test equipment; Appendix V: Inspection procedure on non-conformance control; Appendix VI: Inspection procedure on corrective action; Appendix VII: Inspection procedure on record system; Appendix VIII: Inspection procedure on auditing; Annex I: Example of inspection report cover page for licensee inspection; Annex II: Example of inspection report cover page for vendor inspection; Annex III: Example of legal framework for enforcement measures; Annex IV: Example of severity level categorization for enforcement purposes; Annex V: Example of a system of civil penalties for enforcement purposes.

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