Basic Ionising Radiation Safety (General) - for L5/L6 licences

Offered in partnership with the Singapore Environment Institute, National Environment Agency (NEA), this course is developed to help companies guide their staff in the safe handling of radioactive materials and irradiating apparatus.
Participants will be able to better understand their responsibilities and the supervision needed when using and transporting radioactive sources. The use of X-ray machines will also be covered.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of radioactivity and how it arises based on basic atomic and nuclear theory
  • Illustrate how the different types of radioactive particulate emissions (i.e., alpha- and beta- decay, gamma- and x- rays) can occur, and explain why these are considered as ionising radiation

  • Perform simple analysis/calculations to predict the activity of a radioactive source based on the concept of half-life

  • Quantify the amount of radiation one is exposed to in a given situation, and assess its potential health impacts/risks

  • Outline and explain the biological effects of exposure to different levels of radiation

  • Identify and explain how different radiation instruments can be used for detection and measurements (personal dosimeter, survey meters, area monitors)

  • Outline the principles associated with radiation protection, with reference to legislation (such as the Radiation Protection Act), dose limits, personal monitoring and responsibilities of the licensee

  • Explain the various methods in managing radiation sources, which includes labelling of radiation areas and sources, storage of radioactive sources, source movement records, and transportation of sources
  • Discuss and explain how emergency procedures and contingency plans can be put in place to manage and prevent the occurrence of radiation related accidents

Who should attend?

Company radiation safety officers who are responsible for the safe use and transport of radioactive sources or the use of X-ray machines, and workers who need to handle radioactive materials and irradiating apparatus. Besides providing basic knowledge on radiation protection, this course also prepares participants for the L5/L6 (non-NDT work) licence-qualifying test administered by the Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science Department.

Certification

Participants will be eligible to apply for the L5/L6 licences issued by NEA upon successful completion of the course.

 

 

Course Date

Click "APPLY NOW" to check available course dates and to register.
The closing date for application will be 1 month before the course commencement date.

Course Duration

2-days online course (9am - 6pm) and 1.5 hour on-site examination, which will be conducted 1 week after the 2-days training

Second Attempt of Exam

Participants who do not pass the exam at the first attempt, may request for a second attempt (see fees payable). If the participant fails to pass at the second attempt, he/she will need to repeat the course.

Course Venue

This course is conducted online.

On-site examination: RP ACE @ Woodlands

Full Course Fee (Others) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR
$716.90 $71.69 $81.07 $215.07

A fee of $43.87 (w GST) is payable for a second attempt of the exam, if you fail, or were absent from the first exam without a Letter Of Absence. The participant will be required to make electronic payment before the second attempt/exam.

• Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.

• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

• From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to https://www.wsg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/workfare-skills-support-scheme-individuals.html.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants.

All information is accurate at time of publishing.

Last updated on 16 Nov 2021

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Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.