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Simulator Management: Ideas for Today and Tomorrow


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This presentation provides an overview of GSE's simulator management course, including the situation, client needs, solutions provided, and course content.

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Simulator Management: Ideas for Today and Tomorrow

  1. 1. Simulator Management: Ideas for Today and Tomorrow
  2. 2. 2 The Situation •  New simulator supervisor •  Significant experience in training environment •  Experience as simulator user •  No experience as simulator supervisor •  No turnover from predecessor •  Limited on-site experienced individuals
  3. 3. 3 The Needs •  Understanding regulatory requirements •  Understanding standards •  Tasked to evaluate current processes •  Tasked to evaluate best practices •  Tasked to make recommendations to management for potential changes
  4. 4. 4 The Gap •  No class available in the industry to train new simulator supervisors •  Heavy workload and no time to be “self taught” •  Time consuming to visit/contact several different sites for benchmarking and best practices
  5. 5. 5 The Solution •  Turned to simulator vendor for support –  2-day training class –  Experienced simulator supervisors on staff –  Real-world past experience - ”Been there, done that” –  Broad range of industry experience –  Experienced with current situation and simulator configuration –  Experience with multiple simulators and systems –  Knowledge of several ways to accomplish common tasks across the industry
  6. 6. 6 The Content •  History of the regulations •  Applicable regulations •  Applicable NUREGs •  Applicable regulatory guides •  The ANSI standard •  Industry papers (NEI White Papers, etc.) •  Inspection procedures •  Industry interactions and groups –  Peer visits, USUG, etc.
  7. 7. 7 The Content •  Best practices –  Simulator review committee –  Performance indicators –  Etc. •  Planning –  Short-term –  Long-term –  Etc. •  Staffing options
  8. 8. 8 The Content •  Configuration control options •  Open item tracking options •  Load control options •  Tools to make my job easier: –  Configuration control –  Web-based tool –  Free or inexpensive •  Disaster recovery and backup options
  9. 9. For more information: Go to: Call: 800.638.7912 Email: Follow us on: Twitter @GSESystems