This Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography (‘the code’) is issued by the Director for Radiation Safety (‘the Director’) under section 86 of the Radiation Safety Act 2016 (‘the Act’).
It provides operational details necessary to comply with the fundamental requirements in sections 9 to 12 of the Act.
This code applies to activities associated with radiation sources used for the non-destructive testing of items of equipment and structures such as vessels, pipes, welded joints, castings and other devices to verify their physical integrity. This relates to X-ray equipment and gamma sources in fixed shielded facilities and outside shielded facilities using mobile sources.
Activities can include manufacturing, possessing, controlling, managing, using, storing, importing, exporting, selling, supplying and disposing of radiation sources.
This code comes into force on 07/06/19.