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Radiation Health - Licencing information for non-health related practices - Portable density and moisture gauging practices

This page provides advice on how to apply for licences to possess and use radioactive substances in portable density and moisture gauges for geotechnical measurements.

Use licence application kit

Any person who uses radioactive substances in portable density and moisture gauges for geotechnical measurements must hold an appropriate use licence. To apply for a licence, the following steps should be followed:

Step 1

Download and complete the application form:

Step 2

Refer to the following information sheet for details on the licensing criteria for this practice.

This information sheet refers to the following documents:

Step 3

Submit the completed application form, with verification of qualifications and experience as requested by the licensing criteria information sheet, to Radiation Health. The prescribed fee must accompany the application.

Possession licence application kit

A possession licence, issued under the Radiation Safety Act 1999, is required to be held to possess radioactive substances in portable density and moisture gauges. To apply for a licence, the following steps should be followed:

Step 1

Download and complete the application form:

Step 2

Develop a radiation safety and protection plan which details the radiation protection measures that will be conducted by your practice. Information to assist in the development of such a plan is available, as follows:

Step 3

Submit the completed application form, with a signed and dated radiation safety and protection plan, to Radiation Health. The prescribed fee must accompany the application.

Information sheets

The following links provide some background information on the legislated requirements applicable to possession and use licence applicants:

Possession Licensees

Use Licensees

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Last updated: 30 April 2015