A management licence authorises a legal entity or an individual to conduct a radiation practice.
Our radiation safety specialists can assist with obtaining or making changes to your radiation management licence as well as review your management to ensure that your licence is accurate and suggest areas where there can be a cost saving. We can also provide a fully managed service to manage the management/possession licence for you.
A radiation use licence authorises the holder to use specified types of radiation sources for a specified purpose, such as ionising radiation apparatus, radioactive material or sealed sources.
Our radiation safety specialists can assist individuals to obtain radiation use licences. We can also assist institutions in reviewing the staff radiation use licences to ensure all practices are within the licence conditions. We can also provide a fully managed services to notify you and your staff when their licence is due to expire. This ensures that there is never a lapse in a licence.
RADIATION SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT PLANS
A radiation management plan provides an institution with requirements and best practice advice to ensure all staff and visitors are safe around the use of radiation.
Our radiation safety specialists can review your radiation management plan and provide advice and recommendations for improvement and implementation. Or, we can work with you to develop a radiation management plan from scratch to suit your workplace.
PERSONAL RADIATION MONITORING
Do you or your staff have concerns with your personal radiation monitoring? Our radiation safety specialists can review your staff radiation dose history and investigate any abnormal exposures. We can also advise on who should be allocated a personal radiation monitor and who does not need one with the reasons why.
The role of an approved tester is to conduct tests on prescribed radiation sources to determine whether the prescribed radiation sources meet the relevant Radiation Safety Standard and issue certificates of compliance if the prescribed radiation sources meet the relevant Radiation Safety Standard.
ACCEPTANCE TESTING AND COMMISSIONING
Following a new installation, acceptance testing and commissioning is recommended.
This goes above and beyond the standard radiation safety and compliance tests.
Acceptance testing and commissioning are generally extensive and are aimed primarily at ensuring that the equipment is correctly set up for clinical use. Performance baselines for future routine testing are also established during commissioning tests.
Regulatory reporting is required in a number of instances. From imaging the wrong patient or pregnant patients to abnormal personal radiation monitoring results, we can assist in completing dosimetry and investigation into the event to improve your radiation practice.
Do you require radiation information to provide to your patients? We can work with you and your team to develop a bespoke handout for your patients.
PREGNANT PATIENTS OR STAFF
Do you have a pregnant patient or staff member?
We can provide radiation dose estimates and risks for any pregnant patient that has undergone an ionising radiation exam. We can also provide advice to pregnant staff working with and around radiation.
RADIATION SAFETY EDUCATION
Our radiation safety specialists can provide a tailor-made radiation safety education for a range of professions. We provide radiation safety education for nurses, doctors, cleaners, admin staff, allied health and any other health professional.
Are your lead aprons appropriate for your practice? Do your staff need lead glasses? Are you providing personal radiation monitors to the right people? We can assess your current practice and provide advice to optimise radiation safety for you and your staff.
QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAMS
Are you a practice that strives for best practice? Quality control (QC) programs can ensure that your team are always aware that your units are working optimally and identify any potential issues prior to it impacting clinical images. Our medical physicists can facilitate implementing a QC program tailored for your practice. We can also provide ongoing support for questions and provide advice when an issue is identified.
RADIATION SAFETY ADVICE
Do you have a specific radiation safety question? We are available to provide general radiation safety advice for you and your practice.