Basic Ionising Radiation Safety (Industrial Radiography) – for R1 licence

Course Synopsis 

Acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills to explain the concept of radioactivity and to differentiate the different types of radioactive particulate emissions – namely alpha- and betadecay, gamma- and x- rays.
This course will also cover how detection and measurements can be performed with the help of different radiation instruments: personal dosimeters, survey meters, area monitors.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the concept of radioactivity
  • 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)
  • Identify and explain the practical aspects of NDT radiography, including the types of gamma and x-radiography equipment, walled enclosures, and site radiography
  • Outline the principles associated with radiation protection, 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, transportation of sources, safety and security 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?

Workers who are using, and transporting radioactive sources, gamma-ray projectors or x-ray machines for the purpose of performing industrial radiography.

Entry Requirement

To ensure the safe use of ionizing radiation for employees engaged in radiation-related profession, the course is designed for those with little or no knowledge of radiation to handle various radioactive materials and/or irradiating apparatus safely at work.

Certification

Participants will be eligible to apply for the R1 licence issued by NEA upon successful completion of the course.

Course Date

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The closing date for application is 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.

*Note:

• 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 17 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.