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How does Australia and our neighbours prepare in case of emergency?

2 October 2017

This week Melbourne hosts an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Regional Workshop on the Revised Safety Requirements in Emergency Preparedness and Response.

The workshop brings technical expertise from Asia and Oceania IAEA member states to discuss how well we’ve gone in implementing our national emergency preparedness and response frameworks.

The workshop will also look at revised concepts and approaches recommended in the revised IAEA safety requirements set out in Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GSR Part 7).

ARPANSA will also host a workshop on Friday 6 October at our Yallambie office to discuss the progress on the development of Australian guidance for emergency exposure situations. This guide will:

  • help first responders and other workers preparing for and responding to a radiological or nuclear emergency 
  • provide guidance on exposures to members of the public and the environment affected by a radiological or nuclear emergency.

For more information on emergency preparedness and response and ARPANSA’s role, visit Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response.