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
- an industrial site where radiation sources are stored and / or used.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.