LOGGING GAUGES

The use of radioactive substances for borehole or wireline logging in Western Australia must comply with the requirements of the Radiation Safety Act and the Radiation Safety (General) Regulations.

The Regulations require compliance with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency [external website] Code of practice for the safe use of sealed radioactive sources in borehole logging (1989).

 

Licensing

Users of logging gauges must either be licensed under the Radiation Safety Act, or working under the direction and immediate personal supervision of a licensee. Immediate personal supervision requires the licensee to be present and maintain direct and continuous supervision of any person under the licensee’s direction.

To apply for a licence you will need to complete and submit a licence application form [PDF < 100 kb]. To be eligible for a licence, you must attend a recognised radiation safety course and and pass Council's examination for the use of logging gauges. See courses and examinations for further information on recognised radiation safety courses. You must also have a minimum 3 months practical experience as an assistant under the direction and immediate personal supervision of a licensee for logging.

The licence amendment form [PDF < 100 kb] may be used to change your postal address or name, add or remove a licence purpose, or to terminate your licence.

 

Registration

The premises and all logging gauges in use or storage must be registered. Should you need to make an application for registration, you will need to complete and submit a registration application form [PDF < 100 kb]. Registrations are not transferrable between owners. The new owner of the premises and any logging gauges must apply for a new registration.

A separate registration for irradiating apparatus is required for any pulsed neutron generators. Should you need to make an application for registration, you will need to complete and submit a registration application form [PDF < 100 kb]

A nomination for the Radiation Safety Officer will need to be made on the registration application. To make a change of Radiation Safety Officer, you will need to submit a nomination to the Radiological Council in writing.

You must give prior written notification to the Radiological Council of any planned changes that affect the information previously supplied for your registration. The registration amendment form [PDF < 100 kb] may be used to advise of new equipment, sale or transfer of equipment, or disposal of equipment. For changes not covered by this form, you will need to submit written notification to Council requesting your registration be amended.

For both new registration applications and amendment to an existing registration, the following must be considered –

 

Further Information

 

Further Information

 

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Page last revised: 20 August 2013