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General radiation safety officer
Radiation Training

General Radiation Safety Officer Training

Date Multiple dates available
$1,650 incl. GST
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Register: 11-13 October 2022 (SOLD OUT)
Register: 14-16 March 2023
Register: 4-6 July 2023
Register: 14-16 November 2023

Course Objective

Develop sufficient radiation protection knowledge and skills to be able to:

  • recognise the need for an operational and management framework for the safety and security of radioactive substances and radiation apparatus
  • formulate and implement a radiation protection program
  • comply with regulations, standards and requirements


Personnel that have operational or management responsibilities for radioactive substances and/or radiation apparatus as part of their work:

  • As a Radiation Safety Officer in industries such as research, medical, government, manufacturing, supply or servicing
  • In a role that requires a detailed understanding of the science of ionising radiation, radiation safety and security, and emergency response

Course Content

  • Radiation in the Environment
  • Scientific Background
  • Workshop: Scientific Background
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection Principles
  • External Radiation Hazards
  • Internal Radiation Hazards
  • Instrumentation & Personal Dosimeters
  • Monitoring
  • Workshop: Radiation Protection Calculations
  • X-ray Equipment
  • X-ray Hazards & Controls
  • Practical: Dose Rate Survey
  • Legislation & Codes of Practice
  • Responsibilities
  • Practical: Surface Contamination Survey
  • Practical: Shielding Effectiveness
  • Role of a Radiation Safety Officer
  • Storage & Waste Management
  • Lecture & Workshop: Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials
  • Laboratory Design & Controls
  • Risk Assessment
  • Radiation Management Plans
  • Source Security
  • Incident Preparedness and Response
  • Workshop: Incident Scenarios


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