Who should attend
This course is required for new radiation workers (intent to work with x-rays) to the University.
This online course provides participants with general information regarding the facilities, equipment, procedures and techniques necessary for the safe use of machines that produce ionizing radiation, including fundamental health physics, detection, control techniques, disposal, emergency procedures and legislation.
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand and comply with relevant legislative requirements according to ANU ARPANSA Source Licence
- Implement ionising radiation safety in the workplace (laboratory)
- Monitor ionising radiation hazards
- Maintain records of radiation exposure
- Implement safe practices in the use, storage, transport and disposal of radioactive materials.
What the course will cover
Topics addressed will include:
- Legislative requirements
- Radiation protection principles
- Radiation hazards associated with ionising machines
- Other hazards associated with ionising machines
- Shielding of ionising radiation
- Heavy Ion accelerator at the University overview
When can I attend
There is an instructional module on Pulse that can be found under the WHS-Chemical and Radiation Safety heading which will give you instructions on how to access this course.
This course is free to ANU staff.
A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:
- Approval to attend the training program