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Seibersdorf Academy

Technics and Industry - Basic RPO Course

Technics and Industry - Basic Course for Radiation Protection Officer (RPO)

Description

Basic Course for Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) and for further persons responsible for radiation protection working with sealed sources and non-medical X-ray devices (according to the Austrian AllgStrSchV § 42, as amended by BGBl. II Nr. 76/2012).

Course Language: English

Content

According to the Austrian AllgStrSchV § 42, appendix 8C, among others:

  • Basics of nuclear physics and ionizing radiation
  • Radioactive sources including testing sources for dosimetry and measurement devices
  • Negative health effects of ionizing radiation, prevention and diagnosis
  • Dosimetry
  • Radiation protection legislation
  • Measurement devices including the use of testing sources
  • Medical surveillance and individual dosimetric monitoring
  • Radiation accidents, first aid
  • Practical exercises: handling of measurement devices for determination of ambient and personal dose

Target Group

Persons, who want to work as a Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) or other persons responsible for radiation protection tasks related to work with sealed sources and non-medical x-ray devices.

Requirements

No specific requirements; for nomination as RPO the successful completion of a secondary technical school or completed technical professional education (apprenticeship) is required (Austrian AllgStrSchV § 42) dependent on the type of radiation sources and intended practice.

Units:

20

Course Time

Course start 8:30 (each day)

The exact times will be announced in due time.

Goal

A certificate from the Seibersdorf Academy (in German and English) is issued after successfully passing the exam.

 

Notice

The courses for Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) and for further persons responsible for radiation protection always consists of basic training plus specific training.

 

In order to get accepted by authorities as an RPO, the successful completion of a secondary technical school (or higher education) or completed technical professional education (apprenticeship) is required (according to the Austrian AllgStrSchV § 42) dependent on the type of radiation sources to be used and intended practice.

 

According to the Austrian AllgStrSchV, § 42, RPOs and other persons responsible for radiation protection tasks need a refresher training every five years; lasting four to eight hours dependent on the type of radiation sources and professional practices.

Date Course Nr. Place of Event Price (excl. tax) Choose Course
13.01.2020 - 14.01.2020 GTE2001 Seibersdorf Academy, Seibersdorf Labor GmbH, 2444 Seibersdorf € 1.280,00 Book
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All prices are exclusive VAT and include participation and - depending on the type of course, unless otherwise stated - scripts, personal dosimetry, examination fee, issue of certificates as well as lunch and refreshments. All prices are valid until 30th April 2020. A course unit equals 45 Minutes. Seibersdorf Academy reserves the right to alter the program and printing errors. In the case of changes, participants will be informed in a timely and appropriate manner.

There is no charge for cancellation provided this is received in writing at least 14 days before the event is due to start. Within 14 days of the start of the event, a cancellation charge of 20% will be incurred and from the day of the beginning of the course the participant contribution is payable in full.