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NORM Radiation Safety Officer
Radiation Training

NORM Radiation Safety Officer training

Date Multiple dates available
$3300 incl. GST
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Register: 3-7 August 2020

COVID-19 Update - Radiation Safety Training Courses 
Radiation training courses have now resumed. To support the health and safety of our visitors and teams we have implemented a number of additional measures. Our courses may be delivered slightly differently however this will not impact your overall learning experience. If you have any questions please reach out to our team at

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 mining or oil and gas
  • in a role that requires a detailed understanding of the science of ionising radiation, radiation safety and security, and emergency response in an industrial settings that is affected by NORM

Course Content

  • Radiation in the Environment
  • Scientific Background
  • Workshop: Scientific Background
  • Review: Preliminary Reading
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection Principles
  • External Radiation Hazards
  • Internal Radiation Hazards
  • Dealing with Radon
  • Dealing with Dust
  • Workshop: Derived Air Concentration
  • Lecture & Workshop: The Chart of Nuclides
  • Workshop: Radiation Protection Calculations
  • Detection and Measurement
  • Personal Dosimetry
  • Practical: Dose Rate Survey
  • Industrial Gauges
  • Deportment in Processing
  • Lecture & Workshop: Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials
  • Practical: Surface Contamination Survey
  • Working with Unsealed Sources
  • Working with X-Ray Equipment
  • Legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Responsibilities
  • Storage & Waste Management
  • Incident Preparedness and Response
  • Workshop: Incident Scenarios
  • Risk Assessment
  • Workshop: Workplace Monitoring Scenarios
  • Workshop: Developing a Radiation Management Plan
  • Role of a Radiation Safety Officer
  • Source Security
  • Workshop: Safety Assessment

Tour: Instrument Calibration Facility

Tour: OPAL (Open Pool Australian Lightwater) reactor

Tour: Waste Management