Audits, Inspection and Training

EPM provides audit, assessment, and inspection services for many of the program areas for which we provide services. The goal of each audit is to identify program strengths and weaknesses, propose realistic improvements that focus on existing utility philosophy, and to address the current areas of concern. EPM has created detailed audit procedures and standard checklists that can be tailored to the requirements of the specific utility.

EPM provides a full range of in-depth inspection services to assess program implementation processes, procedures and results. EPM’s structured approach includes detailed inspection checklists and walkdown sheets to identifies gaps in the program and provides specific recommendations for improvement and continued focus.

Training

EPM is the expert in a number of engineering program areas, and utilities and regulators call upon EPM to provide training in many areas.  A list of our scheduled training courses can be found here.

Recent Training Topics

  • Risk informed/performance-based methodology for fire hazard analysis and safe shutdown analysis
  • Fire modeling
  • NFPA 805
  • Inventory optimization
  • Regulatory Issue Summary 2004‑03 (RIS 2004-03): Risk-Informed Approach for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Inspections
  • EQ topics as related to rules and regulations that currently apply to U.S. plants
  • Component classification
  • Draft manual action rule