Xray Analysis (XRA) Compliance Testing

Compliance Auditing typically has two broad auditing components - an audit of the radiation devices themselves, and an audit of the radiation management systems surrounding the use of these devices. X-ray Analysis (XRA) apparatus are generally all fully-enclosed these days and their safety depends on a combination of engineered [...]

Xray Analysis (XRA) Compliance Testing2021-06-18T12:07:24+08:00

How to manage and store your Radioactive Waste

Following on from our last RSWA Talks article, What’s in a waste facility,  and with this years disposal to the Intractable Waste Disposal Facility (IWDF) in Mount Walton being put off until later in the year we thought it topical and important to discuss how you might correctly manage and [...]

How to manage and store your Radioactive Waste2020-04-01T16:02:28+08:00

Maintenance and Modifications

Fixed radiation gauges... Are designed to be installed, commissioned and left in place for a long period of time, governed by the source’s manufacturer imposed recommended working life, which is typically fifteen years. The devices themselves and the radiation management system for these devices should be audited at least annually [...]

Maintenance and Modifications2019-12-16T17:53:20+08:00

Transport of Radioactive Material

Simon Booth, RSWA’s MD presented at a Dangerous Goods conference recently outlining the complexities and differences with the transport of radioactive material in different jurisdictions.  At this RSWATalks episode, for those that weren't at that conference and were interested to know more, we wanted to share a summary with you... [...]

Transport of Radioactive Material2019-10-30T13:52:46+08:00

Dose limits

There is a lot of information available internationally and within Australia on ‘safe’ levels of radiation exposure and on legislative dose limits. Although Dose Limitation is an important radiological management principle (legally required, clearly), it is also useful to explore the Dose Justification and Dose Optimisation principles. Justification involves a [...]

Dose limits2019-10-19T12:01:08+08:00

An Incident Examined – Fixed Radiation Gauge Disassembled

This story starts with Simon Booth from Radiation Services WA (RSWA for short) getting a request to assist with the replacement of a fixed radiation gauge which was being used for level detection on a minesite hopper. Simon met at the client’s site with a Project Engineer to risk assess [...]

An Incident Examined – Fixed Radiation Gauge Disassembled2019-10-22T08:53:29+08:00

Radiation Dose in Perspective

Radiation Services WA feel that putting radiation exposure into perspective is one of our most important functions.  Radiological risks should not be underestimated, but nor should they be exaggerated. Commonly radiation exposure from workplaces are compared to radiation exposures from medical fields, aircraft travel, and natural background levels. Rather than [...]

Radiation Dose in Perspective2019-10-19T16:20:30+08:00

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