Challenge: To support Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd (DRDL), the licensed area of Devonport dockyard under the control of Babcock Marine.  Following observations by the Nuclear Regulator, several areas of non-compliant Systems’ Approach to Training (SAT) training materials needed to be resolved before the next refurbishment docking of a T-class boat (HMS Triumph); initially scheduled for August 2017.

Solution: Waves provided a DSAT SQEP analyst to ATKINS Ltd, who were reinforcing BABCOCK’s Occupational Competency Team (OCT). The task was to produce SAT-compliant training materials such as Training Management Dockets (TMDs) for use by BABCOCK’s SME/ Trainers within the Submarine Refurbishment Complex (SRC). In 2016 the OCT made a commitment to the DRDL Board that all training under notice from the regulator would be brought up to standard by 26 May 2017.

Results: The Waves SAT analyst completed 4 work packages, which included pilot course testing. This work allowed the SRC to assure the nuclear regulator that all non-compliant standards had been met in preparation for the intended docking of HMS Triumph.

In undertaking the updates to a number of work packages (some 24 in total), the SAT analyst team also ensured that there was a commonality of approach and content, thereby better equipping the OCT for future work on updates etc to the training material.
This standardisation was of significant value to the OCT in its efforts to change the compartmentalisation attitude within the SRC departments into a more collaborative training one, with the associated benefits of reducing duplication of effort wherever possible.

“Waves were communicative, helpful, industrious and certainly value for money” – Atkins Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology

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