Licence exemptions and supervision
The Radiation Control Regulation 2003 allows certain people, such as students, to be exempted from having a licence to use radioactive apparatus and radioactive substances. These exemptions can be granted by someone in an organisation whose licence to use contains the General Approval to Exempt from Licensing condition (GE1). Anyone issuing exemptions must also ensure that all such exempted persons are supervised appropriately.
The General Approval to Exempt from Licensing condition is added to a licence by completing an application to vary a licence and by including a code for the class or classes of persons requested to be exempted.
Persons exempt from licensing
The application to vary the licence should also include a letter from the employer or their delegate (a person in a management position) stating their name and position and providing details of those who seek approval to grant exemptions confirming:
- their position(s) and place(s) of employment
- that they will be in a position of authority over those to be exempted and those who will be directed to supervise them.
Sole traders or autonomous managers, such as a Dean of Studies, Head of Research at an institute or Department Head of a teaching hospital, may also apply for the condition under their own name together with the above details.
Anyone who is exempted from holding a licence needs to be supervised by an appropriately qualified licence holder whose licence contains a condition allowing them to do so. Some licences automatically include this General supervision (G1) condition which allows the licensee to supervise a certain group of people.
Conditions automatically allowing supervision
Where they are not automatically provided for, other requests for the General supervision condition should be made in an application to vary a licence where they will be individually assessed by the EPA.
Radiation licence exemptions has further details on exemption and supervision requirements.
Page last updated: 13 July 2012