Certificates of Compliance (source)

Certificates of Compliance (source)

Radiation Protection and Advice

If you wish to use a radiation source, then it must be shown to be fit for the purpose. This means it must have a certificate of compliance to show it meets relevant safety standards.

Certificates of compliance are not relevant for:

  • exempted radiation sources
  • unsealed radioactive material.  

How do I get a certificate of compliance?

For new equipment, a certificate of compliance can be issued by a licensed supplier. Commercial costs apply. 

All radiation sources in use must be periodically tested by an accredited person authorised to issue certificates of compliance.

Certificates of compliance may be valid for a period of one to four years, depending on the type of radiation source.

Safety standards

Apparatus standards

These standards cover x-ray units used in dentistry, medical imaging and diagnostics, veterinary services, baggage handling, industrial radiography and x-ray analysis. It also includes high powered lasers used in services such as medical, dental, physiotherapy, podiatry, as well as the mining industry or entertainment displays.

Download the standards for radiation apparatus

Sealed source standards

These standards cover sealed sources of radioactive material, such as gauges used in the mining, manufacturing and horticultural industries, and equipment used in medical laboratories.

Download the standards for sealed radiation sources

Place standards

These standards cover the places where radiation sources are stored and used, including laser or IPL rooms, x-ray premises, research laboratories or other places where radioactive material is stored.

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