UPON REQUEST CSA Standard N286-12 Management System Requirements For Nuclear Facilities


The objective of this course on the CSA N286-12 Standard is to provide participants with an understanding of the concepts and the application of the Quality Management System. It will help participants to understand the basic elements addressed in the N286-12 Standard, including the additional specific requirements identified in the Standard as well as those associated with the different parts of the life cycle. The course addresses the difference in philosophy between the earlier N286 Series of Standards and the new N286-12 Standard which now replaces the N286 Series. The workshop sessions provide participants with the opportunity to examine in detail the elements required in the implementation of the program, review approaches to implementation as well as providing an understanding of the process. Finally, the scope and relationship of the N286 Standard to the quality assurance requirements of the N285.0 Standard on Pressure Boundary and the other Quality Assurance Programs used in the nuclear industry, (N299 & ISO), will be reviewed.

Duration: Online 4 HALF DAYS 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Course Content


  • What is Quality Assurance(QA)
  • What is Quality Control
  • Quality Management System(QMS)

N286-12 Standard

  • Organization
  • Basic Structure
  • Good Business Practices
  • Comparison with the N286 Series


  • Principles versus Practises
    • Application of the principles


  • Key Elements
    • Review of the Basic Elements
    • Their Interpretation and Application


  • Application of the Elements in the Workplace
  • Presentation and discussion of the results of the application exercise.

Course Content


  • Application of the Elements in the Workplace
  • Review of the Specific Requirements


  • Application of the Specific requirements in the Workplace
  • Presentation and discussion of the results of the application exercise.


  • Owner
  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Fabrication


  • CSA N299
  • ISO 9001:2015

Who Should Attend?

This course is directed toward personnel from management, engineering, procurement, operations and quality assurance. Those organizations providing services to a utility operating within the scope of the N286-12 Standard would benefit from this course.


Course participants with adequate experience will have attained the following by the end of the course:

  1. An understanding of the basis of the new N286-12 Standard and its implementation within the diverse levels of management.
  2. To work effectively within a Quality Management System.
  3. A working knowledge of the relationship between the various Standards.

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  • CSA Standard N286-12
     July 10, 2023 - July 13, 2023
     12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  •  June 3, 2024 - June 6, 2024
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Mr. Richard W. Barnes, P. Eng.
    Mr. Richard W. Barnes is the Principle Engineer at ANRIC Enterprises Inc. and has been actively involved for over 30 years in the development of the ASME and CSA Codes and Standards associated with Pressure Boundary for both nuclear and non-nuclear power plants. Mr. Barnes leads the team at ANRIC Enterprises Inc that offers technical assistance for companies registering Pressure Boundary products, and provides expert consultation on the application of the various pressure boundary codes. The ANRIC team also develops and delivers training on both the CSA and ASME Codes and Standards for delivery on-site at the ANRIC Learning Centre and off-site at the clients’ premises. Mr. Barnes sits on various code committees responsible for the development of Codes and Standards. He is the...
    • Past- chair and member of the ASME Standard Committee of the BPV III, which is responsible for the development of Section III of the ASME BPV Code;
    • past Vice-Chair and member of N285A Technical Committee on CANDU Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Components
    • member of the B51Technical Committee on Boilers and Pressure Vessels
    • member of N286 Technical Committee on Overall Quality Assurance for Nuclear Power Plants of the CSA Standards Committee
    • member of ASME B16 Standards Committee of Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings and Gaskets
    • member of the Subcommittee responsible for development of the B16:34 Standard .
    Mr. Barnes has received the...
    • ASME Dedicated Service Award and the highest ASME Nuclear award
    • the Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award in recognition for his contributions to the nuclear industry.
    In 2007, was elected to the ASME Grade of Fellow. In 2009, Mr. Barnes received the CNA Outstanding Contribution Award and in 2011 the CSA Award of Merit.

Venue:   Online Training Session


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ANRIC Enterprises Inc. reserves the right to cancel any course and/or change lecturers. Courses that fail to register a “MINIMUM” of 6 participants will be cancelled. Personnel who require this course to meet qualification requirements should contact the office at [email protected] to discuss/arrange other options.

Important Course Information:

  • The course is delivered on-line.
  • The maximum number of people per course is 16 people. This limitation is set because the courses are run with Workshops using Breakout Rooms to provide for maximum interaction and learning experience. This provides an excellent learning opportunity.
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  • There will be an examination at the end of each course. ANRIC Enterprises Inc. will only provide certificates of successful completion for participants that achieve an examination result of 80% or higher. Video access is required for the checkout.

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