UPON REQUEST Introduction to the CSA Standards Used in the Canadian Nuclear Program

This one-day course is a preliminary introduction to the CSA Standards that have been jointly developed by industry and the regulatory authorities to provide for a safe Nuclear Power Program in Canada. There are approximately 50 standards with requirements to be met in the areas of pressure boundary, seismic design, concrete containment, instrumentation, and quality assurance. The course introduces the participants to these standards. A manual is provided that can be used by the participants after the course to refresh their knowledge of the contents of each of the standards and refresh their understanding of the concepts and principles upon which the Standards are based.

Duration: 1 Day

Course Content

  • CSA N285 Series
  • CSA N286 Series
  • CSA N287 Series
  • CSA B51
  • CSA N288 Series
  • CSA N289 Series
  • CSA N293 Series

Course Content

  • CSA N290 Series
  • CSA Z299 Series
  • ISO-9000 Series
  • CSA Q396 Series
  • CSA S-16
  • NFPA Standards
  • Building Codes

Who Should Attend?

The course will be useful to the many disciplines that are required to understand and implement code requirements. These disciplines include designers, inspectors, purchasing agents, and maintenance and operation personnel.

Pre-Requisites & Requirements

This course requires participants to have a working camera and microphone.

This course currently has no upcoming dates. Contact us for more details.

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     August 5, 2022 - August 8, 2022
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • Geoff Cairns
    Mr. Geoff Cairns has over 39 years of experience in manufacturing, production processes, product standards application and the implementation of various quality programs for a broad base of custom and non-custom engineered products.

    Mr. Cairns began his career in 1964 with Harland & Wolff a large ship building company in Belfast Northern Ireland. On coming to Canada in 1975 he worked for Howden & Parsons and then SKF Canada. In 1978 joined Ontario Hydro (OH), now Ontario Power Generation (OPG). His career in OH/OPG spanned 27 years. He spent 23 years with the Nuclear Supply Chain in Supplier Quality Assurance for the CANDU Nuclear Power Plants. He held various positions including performing source surveillance inspections and has audited and evaluated suppliers for compliance to various quality program standards such as ASME, N286., CSA N285, 10CFR50, NQA-1, ISO9000, CSA Z299 including, Peer to Peer assessments. He has extensive experience with a number of regulatory and jurisdictional codes, standards and specifications.

    In 2003 he was appointed Manager, Supply Chain Quality Services – Nuclear supply Chain with accountability for the management and maintenance of the Approved Supplier List, Qualification of external suppliers, Source surveillance inspection with up to 600 external Source surveillance and completion of more than 200 audits per year.

    In 2006 he joined the Owners Group as the Program Manager - CANDU Procurement Audit Committee. He managed the CANPAC Operating Program for the performance of supplier audits and maintenance of the CANPAC Supplier List.

Important Payment Information

Full payment is due at time of registration. Payment can be made via cheque, credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) or purchase order.

Payment is non-refundable within 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Cancellation must be received in writing 7 days prior to course start date. You may send a substitute. Notification of a substitute must be received at least 72 hours prior to the commencement of the course to allow time for delivery of course material. If a substitute is not available, the fee for the course may be used towards another ANRIC course at a later date.

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.
  • All rights, title and content of the course manuals and all other instructional material shall remain the property of ANRIC Enterprises Inc.
  • The manuals will be delivered to course participants by courier (a mailing address will be required to participate in this course).
  • This course requires participants to have video and audio capability.
  • 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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