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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: 13-15 July 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Register: 12-14 October 2021

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

  • Scientific Background
  • Workshop: Scientific Background
  • Ionising Radiation in the Environment
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection Principles
  • External Radiation Hazards
  • Internal Radiation Hazards
  • Detection and Measurement
  • Practical: Dose Rate Survey
  • Working with X-Ray Equipment
  • Role of a Radiation Safety Officer
  • Workshop: Radiation Protection Calculations
  • Legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Practical: Surface Contamination Survey
  • Practical: Shielding Effectiveness
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Workshop: Incident Scenarios
  • Lecture & Workshop: Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials
  • Working with Unsealed Sources
  • Workshop: Developing a Radiation Management Plan
  • Source Security

Tour: OPAL (Open Pool Australian Lightwater) reactor

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