Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: Draft for consultation

Submissions close 12.00 pm, Friday 29 March 2019.

Published online: 
05 March 2019
Draft Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography.

The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came fully into force on 7 March 2017. The Act is administered by the Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety.

The Act sets out high-level safety and security obligations in sections 9–12. There are many different types of radiation use and the requirements are often very technical. The Act therefore authorises the issuing of codes of practice to set out more detailed requirements relating to individual areas of practice. This code relates to industrial radiography and includes all uses of non-destructive testing of items of equipment and structures such as vessels, pipes, welded joints, castings and other devices to verify their physical integrity.

Section 86(2) states ‘before issuing a code of practice, the Director [for Radiation Safety] must consult any person who the Director reasonably considers is likely to be affected by the proposed code.’ The purpose of this consultation document is to consult as required by section 86(2) and promote discussion. No decisions have been made about the final content.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 12.00 pm, Friday 29 March 2019.

Submissions can be made using our online consultation tool.

If you are unable to make a submission using this consultation tool, you can complete the submission form at the end of the consultation document.

The form contains specific questions that submitters may wish to answer. These questions are included for convenience only and submitters should feel free to provide any information they feel is relevant to the development of the code.

Please send your completed submission form:

  • By email to (including ‘industrial radiography code’ in the subject line)
  • By post to Office of Radiation Safety, PO Box 5013, Wellington 6140.


We may publish submissions on the Ministry's website, unless you have asked us not to. If you are submitting as an individual, we will automatically remove your personal details and any identifiable information. You can chose to have your personal details withheld if your submission is requested under the Official Information Act.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    05 March 2019
  • ISBN:
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2019. Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: Draft for consultation. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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