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NORM Radiation Safety Officer
Radiation Training

NORM Radiation Safety Officer training

Aimed at the delegated Radiation Safety Officer responsible for radioactive substances and/or radiation apparatus in industries affected by NORM (naturally occurring radioactive material).

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

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