You are required to register your premises if you intend to operate a place (including vacant land, premises and vehicles) where a radiation source is used or stored. A radiation source can be either a radiation apparatus or radioactive material that emits or may emit radiation.
Radioactive material is material that spontaneously emits ionising radiation as a consequence of nuclear transformations. A radioactive apparatus is an apparatus that produces radiation when energised, or is, if assembled or repaired, capable of producing radiation when energised.
Some examples of places that will need a certificate of registration include rooms in a:
- Dental or veterinary surgery that contain an x-ray unit;
- The medical imaging department of a hospital;
- A laboratory where radiation sources are stored and / or used; or
- An industrial site where radiation sources are stored and / or used.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
In order to be eligible for registration you must:
- Complete and submit an application form;
- Be assessed against the relevant certificate of compliance standard and be issued a certificate of compliance by an accredited assessor; and
- Be willing to abide by any conditions or restrictions placed on your registration.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Certificates of registration are usually valid until the radiation source specified in the certificate is no longer housed at that place. Some certificates of registration will need to be renewed after a specified amount of time.
Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services
Radiation Protection Unit
Radiation Protection Act 2005 (Tasmania)
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