Revised Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: ORS C7

Submissions close 11.00 pm, Wednesday 5 June 2024.

Published online: 
08 May 2024

View the revised document for consultation:

To make a submission, complete the consultation online.


The Radiation Safety Act 2016 (the Act) is administered by the Ministry of Health –Manatū Hauora (the Ministry).

Section 86(1) of the Act allows the Director for Radiation Safety (the Director) to issue codes of practice. This is for the purpose of specifying technical requirements.

The Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: ORS C7 (C7) was first issued by the Director on 7 June 2019. Section 90(a) of the Act requires the Director to review a code of practice at least once every five years.

Section 89(2) of the Act requires that the Director consult with any person who the Director reasonably considers is likely to be affected by a proposed amendment or revocation to a code of practice.

The Director has produced a revised C7 for public consultation to meet the Directors’ duties under section 89(2) of the Act. This document sets out the revised C7.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 11.00 pm, Wednesday 5 June 2024.

A submission form has been appended to the revised C7 to facilitate feedback. The form is also available online. The form is intended as a guide only. You can also submit feedback by emailing [email protected]. You are free to submit any information that you consider to be relevant.

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Your views matter

C7 (and any amendments made) is a secondary legislation under section 86(6) of the Act and applies to any person who ‘deals with’ a radiation source that is within the stated scope. The term ‘deal with’ is defined in section 5 of the Act and includes ‘to manufacture, possess, control, manage, use, transport, store, export, import, sell, supply, or dispose of a radiation source’. Also ‘deal with’ includes ‘to carry out any other activity or practice involving the radiation source’.

Those affected by revised C7 include all regulated parties, and other people and organisations with a professional interest in industrial radiography.

The Ministry will review all in-scope feedback received as part of this consultation and use it to inform future amendment or revocation of revised C7.


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:
    08 May 2024
  • ISBN:
    978-1-991075-72-7 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2024. 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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