Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (2019)

The purpose of this Code of Practice is to set out the security requirements to be implemented by persons dealing with sealed radioactive sources. This Code has been adopted by the regulatory authority in each jurisdiction as part of the regulatory framework governing the use of radiation. The Code of Practice is a clear, practical aid to improving the security of radioactive sources. Its implementation relies on the development and maintenance of an effective security culture.

Amendments to the publication

Version 1 of Radiation Protection Series Publication No.11 Security of Radioactive Sources was approved by the Radiation Health Committee on 28 November 2006 and on 8 December 2006 the Radiation Health and Advisory Council advised the CEO to adopt the Code of Practice.

It was updated to include errata issued 12 September 2008.

The second amendment to this publication dealt with the change to the Australian Government threat definitions and was approved by the Radiation Health Committee on 7 June 2017.

Further amendments to RPS 11 will be published in the future.


7 September 2019 - Page 5, section 2.1.7 (b): items iii. and iv. renamed to i. and ii. respectively.

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