You need to be registered if you intend to operate a place where a radiation source is used or stored. A place includes vacant land, premises and vehicles. 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.
Examples of places that will need a certificate of registration include rooms in:
- a dental or veterinary surgery that contains 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.