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NORM Radiation Safety Officer
Radiation Training

NORM Radiation Safety Officer training

Date Multiple dates available
Cost
$3300 incl. GST
Venue ANSTO
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Register: 26-30 October 2020
Register: 3-7 May 2021
Register: 25-29 October 2021

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 radiationservices@ansto.gov.au

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

Audience

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
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Radiation Protection Principles
  • External Radiation Hazards
  • Internal Radiation Hazards
  • Instrumentation & Personal Dosimetry
  • Monitoring
  • Workshop: Derived Air Concentration
  • Workshop: Radiation Protection Calculations
  • Legislation and Codes of Practice
  • Responsibilities
  • NORM in Industry
  • Lecture & Workshop: The Chart of Nuclides
  • NORM Exposure Pathways
  • Dealing with Dust
  • Dealing with Radon
  • NORM Dose Assessment
  • Radionuclide Deportment in Processing
  • Industrial Gauges
  • Practical: Dose Rate Survey
  • Role of a Radiation Safety Officer
  • Lecture & Workshop: Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials
  • Practical: Surface Contamination Survey
  • Workshop: Workplace Monitoring Scenarios
  • Incident Preparedness and Response
  • Workshop: Incident Scenarios
  • Risk Assessment
  • Workshop: Safety Assessment
  • Workshop: Developing a Radiation Management Plan
  • Source Security

Tours

  • Instrument Calibration Facility
  • OPAL (Open Pool Australian Lightwater) reactor
  • Minerals Facility