The Third Party Certification (TPC) program was established by the EPA to enable compliance testing of diagnostic X-ray apparatus by independent and accredited testers. For each apparatus tested, the accredited person will be required to provide the EPA with a compliance statement and the owner with a test report.
If you wish to become accredited to perform compliance testing in South Australia, you will need to submit an application to the EPA.
All compliance testers must have a licence to operate an ionising radiation apparatus. Persons applying for accreditation who already have such a licence need not submit another licence application (for a licence to operate an ionising radiation apparatus) but will still need to submit an application for accreditation.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
A compliance tester must have knowledge in areas of radiation physics, radiation safety, quality assurance methodologies, test instrumentation, and skills in the operation of diagnostic X-ray and/or radiotherapy X-ray apparatus.
Tester - Application fee $248, Annual fee $57
Shield Verifier - Application fee $183, Annual fee $57
Tester and Shield Verifier - Application fee $311, Annual fee $57.
Cheque or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Bankcard of AMEX).
For shielding verifier, the applicant must pass a practical assessment and an examination on shielding of medical X-ray facilities. For tester, the applicant must demonstrate the capability of testing dental or medical X-ray apparatus to the satisfaction of the Minister (EPA). Teaters must also hold a current licence to operate ionising radiation apparatus.
Environment Protection Authority
Radiation Protection Branch
Radiation Protection & Control Act 1982 (South Australia)
Radiation Protection & Control (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2015 (South Australia)
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