Second Round of Consultation on Requirements for Third-party Service Providers

Submissions close 12.00 pm, Saturday 31 October 2020.

Published online: 
21 September 2020
Consultation cover


The codes of practice included in this consultation were published under the Radiation Safety Act 2016 (the Act) with requirements for managing entities to use an external service that is either approved by the Director for Radiation Safety or maintains laboratory accreditation under ISO/IEC 17025, or internal capability validated by a qualified expert for individual dosimetry monitoring and leak testing.

The Act requires every person dealing with a radiation source to comply with the fundamental requirements set out in the Act including those who carry out any other activity or practice involving the radiation source.

To specify operational requirements for those who carry out activities or services as a third-party service provider associated with individual dosimetry monitoring and leak testing, the Director for Radiation Safety has adopted the ISO/IEC17025: General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories pursuant to Section 8.7 and 8.71 of the IAEA General Safety Guide No. GSG-7 for Occupational Radiation Protection.

This Guide sets out general considerations for a regulatory body when establishing its regulatory framework around management system for service providers.

In this consultation, ORS invites your feedback on the most appropriate approach to achieve reliability and uniformity of monitoring and testing outcomes.

How to have your say

The closing date for submissions is 12.00 pm, Saturday 31 October 2020.

You can provide feedback by sending an electronic submission to [email protected] using the consultation publication. The submission form and questions are on pages four and five of this document.


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:
    21 September 2020
  • ISBN:
    978-1-99-002938-7 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2020. Second Round of Consultation on Requirements for Third-party Service Providers. 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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