Radiation protection is defined as “The protection of people from harmful effects of exposure to radiation, and the means for achieving this” (IAEA). The goal of radiation protection is to avoid unnecessary exposures to radiation, without unduly limiting its use.
The Radiation Safety Minimum Standard sets out the minimum requirements for radiation protection and is to be read and understood by anyone undertaking Radiation work at or on behalf of the University.
Radiation work includes all teaching and research which deals with:
- Ionising radiation - X-ray equipment, sealed or unsealed radioactive material
- Non-ionizing radiation – Lasers
The Radiation Management Plan outlines the requirements to ensure the practice of using radiation for the purpose of research and teaching is conducted as safely as possible in compliance with legislation.
Codes and Standards:
- ARPANSA Radiation Protection Series – Series of Codes, Standards and Guides.
- RPU Safety Standards - for equipment and radioactive material.
- Import Permits – for import of radioactive substances into Australia.