Radiation Safety

The University of Canterbury uses radioactive material and irradiating apparatus in research and teaching activities. The University of Canterbury is the owner of the premises in which these activities occur. The Radiation Safety Act 2016 and the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 require:

  • Users of radioactive materials or irradiating apparatus to hold a licence and comply with relevant Codes of Safe Practice
  • Importers, exporters and dealers of radioactive material to obtain a consent
  • Vendors and purchasers of irradiating apparatus to notify all transactions
  • Transporters of radioactive material to comply with transport regulations.

The Protocol: Radiation Management outlines the mandatory requirements for the use of radioactive material and irradiating apparatus to ensure that the University:

  • complies with the Radiation Safety Act 2016 and amendments, and the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016
  • follows established safe management best-practice in the use of radioactive material and irradiating apparatus

Departments using radioactive sources wil have a Radiation Safety Plan and undertake an annual Radiation Management Audit.

Any queries relating to Radiation Management should be directed to the Health and Safety Team

 

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