WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?
All those wishing to work on a Nuclear New Build site, such as Hinckley Point “C” (other courses exist for working on existing Nuclear Facilities). In particular it is intended to impress on construction workers the need to approach work on a Nuclear New Build site in a way that they may not have been used to when working on other non-nuclear construction projects.
WHAT QUALIFICATION DO I GET?
Successful completion of Part One of the course leads to the candidate being awarded The National Skills Academy Certificate of Achievement a recommended pre-requisite to Part Two.
Successful completion of Part Two of the course leads to a pass of the Triple Bar Nuclear New Build Site Test which qualifies the candidate to be registered on the National Skills Academy Passport scheme by their employer. No-one can work on a Nuclear New Build Site without being registered on the scheme.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
Part One – Half a day.
Part Two – 1 Hour
HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?
The complete course including Parts One and Two, The National Skills Academy Certificate of Achievement and TBNNBST test fee costs £99.00. Mindset Training will provide everything you need to complete the course.
HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED?
The course is split into two parts. Part One consists of 3 Modules along with questions to be answered after each module that checks the candidate’s understanding of the module content.
Module 1: Basic Common Induction Standard (BCIS)
This module explains what is different about nuclear power, about how the law deals with nuclear power; and the emergency and security arrangements associated with carrying out work on a nuclear construction site. This provides candidates with an awareness of WHAT is required for Site Licence ‘compliance’ for entry to a nuclear new build site and provides the following learning outcomes:
- Awareness of the legislation that applies to licensed nuclear sites in the UK.
- Awareness that special conditions exist for safe working in close proximity to radiological hazards.
- Awareness of the security requirements and behavioural expectations that exist for working on a licensed nuclear new build sites in the UK.
Module 2: Basic Nuclear Industry Context (BNIC)
The second module provides a basic understanding of the nuclear industry and provides more information about how an individual’s working practices could affect the future safety of the nuclear plant. This provides candidates with industry knowledge and WHY they need to comply and provides the following learning outcomes:
- Know about radiation and contamination for safe working in the nuclear industry.
- Know about the history of nuclear, the lesson learned for future safe operation and how nuclear energy is produced and used.
- Know about the importance of nuclear safety culture and the need for compliance within the industry.
Module 3: Basic Nuclear Industry Behaviours (BNIB)
The third and final module explains some of the behaviours expected from everyone working on a nuclear construction site so as to ensure that the plant is built safely and accurately to its design. This provides candidates with an awareness of HOW they need to behave to promote and encourage a ‘nuclear safety culture’, and provides the following learning outcomes:
- Understand the importance of event and near-miss reporting and the application of learning from experience.
- Understand the importance of safe behaviours and safety culture.
- Understand Human Performance tools and techniques for the prevention of error.
- Understand what workplace observation is and why it is carried out.
The Triple Bar Nuclear New Build Site Test
This part of the course must be taken 72 hours after successful completion of Part One. This is a National Skills Academy and CITB requirement.
The candidate will be given tuition and prepared for the TBNNBST (Triple Bar Nuclear New Build Site Test) which consists of 27 multiple choice questions and takes a maximum of 30 minutes.