Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography (ORS C7)

Published online: 
07 June 2019

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.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    07 June 2019
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-856861-4 (online)
  • HP number:
    7048
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2019. Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: ORS C7. 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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