Radiation security assessors
The EPA accredits radiation security assessors to perform certain functions relating to source security plans and source transport security plans prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Radiation Control Act 1990.
Plans must be reviewed by an assessor accredited by the EPA. The assessor must endorse the plan by stating that it satisfactorily sets out how the source will be protected from unauthorised access and that the plan meets all the requirements for security plans set out in the Act and Regulation.
When changes to the security or classification of a source occur, a revised plan must be re-endorsed by an assessor. In the case of some minor amendments that do not change the security measures that apply to the source, re-endorsement is not required. Source security plans and source transport security plans provide more details.
Accredited radiation security assessors
The Radiation Control Act 1990 requires that a person must not carry on any of the activities prescribed as activities of a radiation security assessor unless they have been accredited by the EPA as a Radiation Security Assessor (RSA).
The Radiation Control Regulation 2013 prescribes the activities of an Radiation Security Assessor. A Radiation Security Assessor can only undertake activities as provided in their conditions of accreditation.
The EPA will accredit as assessors individuals who are recognised by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) under the national radiation security advisors accreditation scheme. These individuals have completed appropriate training through the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Protective Security Training College (PSTC) and meet other criteria. Inquiries about national accreditation may be directed to ARPANSA's Security and Community Safety Team: email@example.com.
Applicants seeking to be accredited as a Radiation Security Assessor in NSW also need to complete the form:
Application for accreditation - Radiation Security Assessor (PDF 369KB)
Information on application fees can be found on the fees page:
Applicants who can demonstrate that they meet the necessary criteria and have provided all required documentation and the application fee will usually have their application approved within seven working days.
General inquiries about the accreditation of radiation security assessors may be directed to the EPA on (02) 9995 5959.
The following individuals are currently accredited by the EPA as radiation security assessors:
Page last updated: 16 February 2017