You require this licence to use a Class 4 laser, X ray unit or radioactive substance in Queensland.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Radiation apparatus
an apparatus that
when energised, emits an amount of ionising radiation higher than 1 microgray per hour measured at a distance of 10cm from any accessible surface of the apparatus, or
would, if assembled or repaired, and when energised be capable of emitting an amount of ionising radiation higher than 1 microgray per hour measured at a distance of 10cm from any accessible surface of the apparatus, or
when energised emits an amount of non ionising radiation in excess of the accessible emission limit for a class 3B laser as stated in, and measured in accordance with, Australian Standard AS2211, or
would, if assembled or repaired, and when energised be capable of emitting an amount of non ionising radiation in excess of the accessible emission limit for a class 3B laser as stated in, and measured in accordance with, Australian Standard AS2211.
- Radioactive substance
a radioactive material, whether or not it is sealed,
containing more than the concentration or activity of a radionuclide prescribed under a regulation, or
prescribed under a regulation to be a radioactive substance.
What are the prerequisites to obtaining this authority?
You should contact Radiation Health to obtain information on the requirements as they relate to the specific type of application you intend to make.
This licence cannot be transferred.
The licence remains in effect for the period stated on the licence, but not greater than three years.
You can obtain information on fees from the agency.
You can obtain this licence by contacting Radiation Health to determine the most appropriate application form. The completed application can then be submitted to the Rdaiation Health unit. Please note that application forms are updated each year.
Additional documentation will be necessary. Please discuss your proposed application with Radiation Health prior to submitting the application.
For further information regarding fees refer to the Radiation Safety Regulation 2010, Part 15 and Schedule8.
You must not use a radiation source until a licence is granted. During consideration of a licence application the Chief Executive - refer to Section 61 of the Radiation Safety Act 1999.
It is recommended that you seek the advice of Radiation Health.
Health Protection Unit
Radiation Health Unit
Radiation Safety Act 1999 (Queensland)
Radiation Safety Regulation 2010 (Queensland)
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