Third Party Accreditation as a Compliance Tester of Diagnostic X-ray Apparatus - South Australia

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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.

Duration

Annual Renewal.

Fees

2016/17 Fees
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).

Additional information

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.

Administering agency

Environment Protection Authority
Radiation Protection Branch

Act(s) name

Radiation Protection & Control Act 1982 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Protection & Control (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2015 (South Australia)

Contact details

Radiation Licensing Officer


Operating address:
GPO Box 2607
Adelaide SA 5001

Phone:

0884637826

Fax:

0881244671
radiationprotection@epa.sa.gov.au

Website:

http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/environmental_info/radiation Opens in a new browser window

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