Equipment Testing

Equipment Testing

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 required for:

  • exempted radiation sources
  • unsealed radioactive material.

If you wish to become accredited to test radiation sources, download Information for persons seeking accreditation certificates


How do I get a certificate of compliance?

Radiation sources in use must be periodically tested by an accredited person authorised to issue certificates of compliance. For new equipment, a certificate of compliance can be issued by a licensed supplier. Commercial costs apply. 

Download the list of accredited persons

This contains the contact details of people accredited to issue certificates of compliance in Tasmania. 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 industry or entertainment.

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 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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