The Radiation Act 2005 and the Radiation Regulations 2007 require that ‘prescribed radiation sources’ must be issued with a certificate of compliance by the date specified in the regulations. These certificates can only be issued by a person approved by the department, an 'approved tester'.
An approved tester is a person who has the necessary qualifications and experience to assess whether a radiation source complies with the relevant radiation safety standards. The person must hold a testers approval issued under the Radiation Act 2005. The approval lists the types of radiation sources for which the approved tester may issue a certificate of compliance.
Management licensees with prescribed equipment need to contact an approved tester and arrange an appointment for their equipment to be tested. The department maintains a list of the approved testers who are available to test radiation sources on a fee-for-service basis.
Radiation approved testers