Training

Radiation Professionals offer a wide range of radiation safety courses for the purpose of licencing, education, safety and awareness. All courses are professionally run by our highly skilled trainers, either in our offices or at your premise of choice. Our courses ensure that every participant receives a high level of practical experience whilst also providing the necessary background education to ensure that they excel in their workplace.

We are an approved radiation safety training provider recognised by the WA Radiological council and the relevant regulatory authority in each other state and territory in Australia. Our training courses include:

  • Fixed Radiation Gauges – Industrial
  • Radiation Safety Officer – Petroleum (NORMs)
  • Transport of Radioactive Substances
  • Radiation Safety Officer – Exploration
  • Mining Exploration Radiation Safety
  • 2 Day Radiation Safety Awareness – Laboratory/Assay Personnel
  • 1 Day Radiation Safety Awareness – Site/Company Management
  • Mineral Sands – NORM Radiation Safety Course
Courses

Courses

Fixed Radiation Gauges – Industrial – 3 Days

This course is recommended for those that need to be licensed as a Radiation Safety Officer across Australia and those needing training and licensing in relation to fixed gauges.

This course is suggested for potential Radiation Safety Officers who are responsible for a wide range of sources and radiation services.

For more information and to view the course syllabus, please click HERE.

Transport of Radioactive Substance – 1 Day

This course is designed for the purpose of acquiring your licence to transport radioactive material.

Recommended for anyone needing to dispatch, transport or receive radioactive goods.

For more information and to view the course syllabus, please click HERE.

Radiation Safety Officer – Petroleum (NORMs) – 3 Days

This course is appropriate for personnel involved in the mining or oil and gas industry where Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) may be significant.

For more information and to view the course syllabus, please click HERE.

Radiation Safety Officer – Exploration – 3 Days

This course is appropriate for personnel involved in the mining industry where geological surveys, drilling, mineral processing, sample analysis for uranium, and where Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORMs) may be significant.

For more information and to view the course syllabus, please click HERE.

Radiation Awareness – Site/Company Management – 1 Day

This course is appropriate for management personnel involved in the uranium mining industry. The course is intended to give a broad overview of the uranium industry in Australia. Time will be allocated in each session for participants to ask specific questions about the topic. The course is designed to fill gaps in your understanding of the industry in a holistic sense and provide up to date information on where the industry is going.

Radiation Safety Awareness – Driller/Field Personnel – ½ Day

This course is appropriate for Drillers and Field Personnel involved in the uranium mining industry where geological surveys, drilling, mineral bagging and transport operations are undertaken. The nature of the hazards and their control are outlined, in particular how protection can best be afforded using appropriate working techniques, equipment, radiation monitoring, administrative arrangements and legal obligations.

Radiation Safety Awareness – Laboratory/Assay Personnel – 2 Day

This course is designed for Laboratory and Assay Personnel involved in the uranium mining industry where samples are assayed in a laboratory environment. Transport and waste disposal operations are reviewed. The nature of the hazards and their control are outlined, in particular how protection can best be afforded using appropriate working techniques, equipment, radiation monitoring, administrative arrangements and legal obligations.

Mineral Sands – NORM Radiation Safety Course

This course is appropriate for personnel involved in geological surveys, drilling, mineral processing and sample analysis where uranium and other Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) materials may be significant.

The nature of hazards is outlined, how protection might best be afforded, appropriate working techniques to minimize the radiation dose and administrative arrangements and legal obligations.

Schedule

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Useful Equations

Useful equations

 

Fixed Industrial Gauges Course

 

The following are equations that may be used for the calculation of fundamental values for use with fixed industrial radiation gauges. Also at the base of the page is a list of common prefixes.

If a result is given as NaN then check the values you entered as one must be incorrrect/invalid


Radioactive Decay Equations

A= A0 e(-ln2.t / t1/2)

Where:
A = activity now
A0= initial activity
t=time lapsed between now and initial
t1/2= half life of isotope (eg 137Cs = 30.17 yrs, 60Co = 5.27 yrs)

Inputs:

A0:
t:   Year   Month   Day
t1/2:   Year   Month   Day
 
A =

-- OR --

 

A= A0/2n

Where:
A = activity now
A0= initial activity
n = number of half lifes since intial time

Inputs:

A0:
n:
 
A =

Inverse Square Law

I1D12 = I2D22

Where:
I1 = initial intensity (or dose rate)
D1 = initial distance
I2 = new intensity (or dose rate)
D2 = new distance

 

Inputs:

I1:
D1: metres
D2: metres
 
I2 =

 


Half value layer transmission (HVL)

I = I0 / 2n

Where
I = intensity (or dose rate) after shielding
I0= intensity (or dose rate) before shielding
n = number of half value layers

 

Inputs:

I0:
n:
 
I =

Using Transmission Graph

I = I0 x TF

Where:
I = intensity (or dose rate) after shielding
I0= intensity (or dose rate) before shielding
TF = transmission factor as read from graph (ie 0.001)

 

Inputs:

I0:
TF:
 
I =

 


Gamma Factor

Dose rate (H*) = AΓ / D2

Where:
H* = dose rate in μ Sv/h
A = activity in MBq (or GBq)
Γ = gamma factor from 1 MBq (or GBq) at 1m
D = distance in metres
NOTE: do not mix MBq and GBq references in the same equation

Inputs:

A:
Γ:
D: metres
 
H* =

Some typical gamma factors

Γ for 137Cs-:  90μSv/h from 1 GBq at 1m -or- 0.090 μSv/h from 1MBq at 1m

Γ for 60Co-:  315μSv/h from 1 GBq at 1m -or- 0.315 μSv/h from 1MBq at 1m

Γ for 192Ir-:  130μSv/h from 1 GBq at 1m -or- 0.130 μSv/h from 1MBq at 1m

Prefixes

T = tera = 1012 = 1000 000 000 000
G = giga = 109 = 1000 000 000
M = mega = 106 = 1000 000
k = kilo = 103 = 1000
1 = one = 100 = 1
m = milli = 10-3 = 0.001
μ = micro = 10-6 = 0.000 001
n = nano = 10-9 = 0.000 000 001

‘Rule of thumb’ –
  - converting big to small unit (ie M to k), move the decimal place to the RIGHT.
  - converting small to big unit (ie M to G), move the decimal place to the LEFT