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 safety features, safe operating procedures, and compliance of XRA apparatus (and premises if applicable) with the relevant legislative framework.
When it comes to regulatory compliance auditing of XRA apparatus, some jurisdictions require auditing by an Accredited Person and the subsequent issue of a Certificate of Compliance.
Requirements vary, but generally a Certificate of Compliance is required for the individual XRA apparatus (and sometimes the premises) prior to first use and at three-yearly intervals thereafter. Auditing is performed by third-party service providers such as Radiation Services WA.