This Standard applies to the organization with overall responsibility for a nuclear power plant(s). This Standard also applies to other organizations, as designated by the organization with overall responsibility, which carry out activities during the life cycle of a nuclear power plant.
This Standard identifies management system requirements for design, purchasing, construction, installation, commissioning, operating, and decommissioning activities.
For organizations involved in only part of the nuclear power plant life cycle, not all of the requirements of this Standard are applicable.
In CSA Standards, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and can is used to express possibility or capability.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.