You will require one of these licences if you intend to operate a premise, or use, sell, repair, dispose of, possess, or take part in any other activity that deals with radioactive materials or sources. A radiation source is a thing that emits or may emit radiation. It can be radioactive material or a radioactive apparatus.
Radioactive material is material that spontaneously emits ionising radiation as a consequence of nuclear transformations. A radiation apparatus is an apparatus that produces radiation when energised, or is, if assembled or repaired, capable of producing radiation when energised. For example, radioactive sources are used by importers / exporters, hospitals, medical practitioners, pharmacists, research institutions, manufacturers, geological surveyors, universities and oil rigs.
If you require a licence to possess a radiation source then you will have to submit a Radiation Management Plan (RMP) with your licence application. The RMP should be brief, and may reference supporting safety documentation maintained by the licence holder.
If you require a licence to use a radiation source then it must be shown to be fit for purpose. This means that the radiation source must have a current certificate of compliance.
Please note, these licences must be obtained prior to your dealing with any radioactive material.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.