Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material: Draft for consultation

Submissions close 12.00 pm, Friday 1 March 2019.

Published online: 
18 January 2019

This document sets out possible wording for a new code of practice to be issued under the Radiation Safety Act 2016 for the safe transport of radioactive material by road, rail, sea and air.

Section 86(2) of the Act requires that anyone likely to be affected by the code is consulted before it is issued. The purpose of this document is to provide suggestions to assist in that consultation process.

The Introduction, Definitions and Obligations sections set out the proposed wording for the new code. 

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 12.00 pm, Friday 1 March 2019.

Submissions can be made using our online consultation tool.

The Ministry’s preference is to receive submissions via the 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 ‘transport 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:
    18 January 2019
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-856842-3 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2019. Code of Practice for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material: 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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