Radiation safety standards - Queensland

Service summary

Radiation safety standards establish the minimum safety criteria for:

  • certain radiation sources
  • certain premises where radiation sources are used
  • premises where radioactive substances are stored.

Compliance with the standards assist possession licensees in ensuring that the health and safety of persons are not adversely affected by exposure to radiation.

To demonstrate that their radiation sources and premises comply with the applicable radiation safety standard, possession licensees must obtain a Certificate of Compliance from an appropriately accredited person. Verification of compliance with the standard is required before initial use of the source, and then periodically at intervals specified in the Radiation Safety Regulation 2010.

The following standards are covered:

  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out chemical analysis
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out computed tomography
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out diagnostic radiography, excluding computed tomography, mammography, fluoroscopy and intra-oral dental diagnostic radiography
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out film-screen mammography
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out fluoroscopy
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out industrial gauging
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out industrial radiography
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out intra-oral dental diagnostic radiography
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out plain film radiography of inanimate objects
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out diagnostic radiography of animals
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out radioscopy
  • Standard for radiation apparatus used to carry out sterilisation.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Queensland Health
Health Protection Unit
Radiation Health Unit

Act(s) name

Radiation Safety Act 1999 (Queensland)

Contact details

Radiation Health
Queensland Health
Health Protection Unit
Radiation Health Unit

Operating address:
147-163 Charlotte Street
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 48
Brisbane
Queensland 4001

Phone:

07 3234 0111

Website:

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