Radiation services and training providers

Many service providers provide important support services to the radiation sector. In some cases, those service providers are involved in the use of ionising radiation and must therefore obtain a licence. In other cases, the services provided do not require providers to obtain a licence. In this section you will learn the requirements for service providers.

Disclaimer

The Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) is not an authority body that approves radiation safety related services in NZ. Therefore, we are not responsible for the performance or qualifications of the individual medical physicists who are listed in this document. This list is drafted and provided to ORS by a group of service providers wishing to be available for people who are required to comply with the Radiation Safety Act 2016 (the Act) and its supplement instruments such as the codes of practice issued under the Act. This list does not represent all medical physicists in NZ.

ORS is not responsible for maintaining this list, but willing to disseminate this list until a more proper channel is established among the medical physicists in NZ. If you have any questions about this list, please direct your emails to those who are on this list.

By distributing this list, we intend to help managing entities who are required to collaborate with medical physicists to maintain their compliance with the Radiation Safety Act 2016.

It is not our intention to be commercially disadvantageous to certain parties in this sector by disseminating this list.

If you have any questions about each training course, please direct your emails to providers who are on this list. If you wish to be listed as a service provider, please contact us at [email protected].

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Installing and servicing radiation equipment

Managing entities and users of ionising radiation must ensure that equipment is properly installed and regularly serviced by appropriately qualified personnel. This obligation is outlined in the relevant code of practice issued under the Radiation Safety Act 2016 (the Act).

The installation and servicing of equipment involves the use of that equipment. This means that installation and servicing engineers must obtain a user licence.

Calibrating radiation measuring equipment

The codes of practice issued under the Act require persons or organisations that manage or control radiation sources to ensure that equipment used to measure radiation remains accurate and is calibrated at specified frequencies. Equipment that is used to measure radiation must be calibrated regularly to ensure it is accurate.

Equipment that is likely to need calibration includes:

  • diagnostic x-ray dosimeters
  • non-invasive kVp meters
  • radiation survey meters
  • radiotherapy dosimeters.

Personal dosimetry services

Personal dosimetry services measure the occupational radiation dose absorbed by people who are exposed to ionising radiation in the course of their work. The codes of practice specify the following:

  • monitoring and measurement requirements for managing entities
  • those who must be monitored who must be monitored
  • requirements for commercial services that provide dosimeters and monitoring services.

The following service providers have been made known to the Office of Radiation Safety and supply ISO/IEC 17025 certified services (listed in alphabetical order):

Global Medical Solutions (GMS)
6/517 Mt Wellington HWY
Auckland 1060
New Zealand
Email: [email protected] 

Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR)
Christchurch Science Centre
27 Creyke Road, Ilam
Christchurch 8041
New Zealand
Email: [email protected] 

OBEX
303 Manukau Road, Epsom
Auckland
New Zealand
Email: [email protected]

Radiation Protection Services Limited (RADPRO)
PO Box 79128, Avonhead
Christchurch 8446
Email: [email protected]

Medical physicists with specialty in Radiology

The following service providers have been made known to the Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) as medical physicists with specialty in Radiology (listed in alphabetical order). Managing entities may consult and engages the services to ensure that the requirements of the relevant code of practice.

Alex Mitchell
Byron Scientific Ltd
10 Byron St, Miramar, Wellington
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 638 801
Phone: 04 934 8321

Andrew Blair
Roentgen Analytical Ltd
91a Ottawa Road
Christchurch 8061
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 027 555 2999

Brian Lunt
Health Physics Services Ltd
19 West End Road, Herne Bay, Auckland 1022
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 774 760

Darin O’Keeffe

Diagnostic Physics Leader / Nuclear Medicine Physicist, Medical Physics & Bioengineering
Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 03 364 0855

Fergus Thomson
Radiological Physics Consultants Ltd
286 Coast Road, RD 1, Waikouaiti 9471
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 638 900

George Coalter
Radiation Consultancy Services
182 Ryeburn Rd, RD 3, Ohaupo 3883
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 451 100
Phone: 07 823 6987

Giles Wynn-Williams
Radiology Physics (Australasia) Ltd
159 Pine Hill Road, Dunedin
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 027 446 3086

James Dudson
Zolaco Medical Physics Consultants
PO Box 128 376, Remuera, Auckland
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 892 872 

Jeremy Nicoll
PO Box 148, Waitati, Waitati, 9069, Otago
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 027 436 1481

Johnny Laban
Photon Physics Ltd, Christchurch
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 240 4814

Nick Cook
Medical Physics & Bioengineering
Christchurch Hospital, Riccarton Avenue
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 178 9824
Phone: 03 364 1868

Susan Reynolds
Gamma Health Physics Ltd
49A Pentonville Close, Westmorland, Christchurch 8025
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 027 631 5300
Phone: 03 322 5161

Radiation Safety training courses

The following service providers have been made known to the Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) as training providers (listed in alphabetical order). Managing entities may consult and engages the services to ensure that the requirements of the relevant code of practice.

For the use of radiation sources for medical purposes

Andrew Blair
Medical Physicist
Roentgen Analytical Limited
223 Estuary Rd. | Christchurch | 8062
Mobile: 027 555 2999
Email: [email protected]

Brian Lunt
Medical Physicist
Health Physics Services Ltd
Mobile: 021 774 760
Phone: 09 213 3309
Email: [email protected]

DXA & Mini-C
Hologic (Australia) Pty Ltd
Contact: Mike Turner
Product & Clinical Affairs Specialist Skeletal Health ANZ 
Radiation Safety Officer
ANZBMS Accredited Member
Phone: +61410 045 306  |  1800 264 073
Email: [email protected]

Johnny Laban
Medical Physicist
Photon Physics Ltd
Mobile: 021 240 4814
Email: [email protected]

For the use of radiation sources for non-medical purposes

Handheld and portable XRF training
Olympus New Zealand
Contact: Faizal Sahib
Email:  508 659 6787
Mobile: 021 847 029
EMAIL: [email protected]

Handheld and portable XRF training
Portable Spectral Services Australia/New Zealand
Contact: Acacia Cherry
Phone: +61 9321 2830
Email: [email protected]

Licensee training for use of industrial gauges containing radioactive sources / x-ray apparatus / x-ray inspection systems based on accelerator technology / industrial processing (sealed source irradiators) and security
GNS Science
Contact: Gavin Wallace
Phone: 04 564 8180
Mobile: 021 036 5695
Email: [email protected]

NDM training course / sealed source irradiators / inspection and security / analysis and industrial gauging
Civiltrain (NZ) Ltd
Contact: Stuart Moulding
Mobile: 021 434 202
Email: [email protected]

NDM training course / XRF including portable XRF
Groundtest Equipment
Contact: Richard Burden
Phone  09 634 1509
Email: [email protected]

Radiation safety training for Radiation Safety Officers and operators for: nuclear gauges (fixed and mobile); well logging; X-ray inspection systems and analysers; industrial radiography; unsealed radioactive materials in laboratories and transport of radioactive materials
ESR
Contact: Maxie Christison
Phone: 03 351 6019
Email: [email protected]

Radiation safety for the NZ civil engineering industry including correspondence course
Geotechnics Ltd
Contact: Brigitte Sargent
Phone  05 822 3444
Email: [email protected]

Radiation safety training for radioactive materials in veterinary clinics  
Health Physics Services Ltd
Contact: Brian Lunt
Phone:  09 213 3309    
Mobile: 021 774 760
Email: [email protected]

Radiation safety training for dental x-ray imaging equipment installation and servicing
Photon Physics Ltd
Contact: Johnny Laban (Medical Physicist)
Mobile: 021 240 4814
Email: [email protected]

Radiation safety training for radioactive materials in veterinary clinics
Roentgen Analytical Limited
Contact: Andrew Blair 
Mobile: 027 555 2999
Email: [email protected]

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