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Radiation Protection Series C-1 (Rev. 1)

Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (2020)

The Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (2020), RPS C-1 (Rev.1), sets out the requirements in Australia for the protection of occupationally exposed persons, the public and the environment in planned exposure situations. The primary means of controlling exposure in planned exposure situations is by good design of facilities, equipment, operating procedures and through training – all of which contribute to optimisation of protection. 

ARPANSA, jointly with state and territory regulators in the Radiation Health Committee (RHC), has developed this Code based on the ‘requirements’ relating to planned exposure situations described in the Safety Requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards General Safety Requirements Part 3, GSR Part 3 (2014), generally referred to as the Basic Safety Standards or BSS. The RPS C-1 has been amended to include the dose limits for age group of 16 years to under 18 years. The amended Code was approved by the RHC in July 2019 as RPS C-1, Revision 1 (Rev. 1).

This publication supersedes the Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (2016), RPS C-1.

This Code is intended to complement the requirements of the relevant Work Health and Safety legislation in each jurisdiction. The relevant regulatory authority should be contacted should any conflict of interpretation arise.

Please note: The 2016 edition of the Planned Exposure Code remains current in some jurisdictions pending legislative changes necessary for adoption of this latest edition. Please refer to the relevant jurisdiction for advice regarding the status of adoption in a particular jurisdiction.

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Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (Rev. 1) (2020)