Radiation Safety Officer Course

Date Format Fees  
06 Feb - 09 Feb, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register
19 Jun - 21 Jun, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register
15 Oct - 18 Oct, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register
06 Feb - 09 Feb, 2024 Classroom ₦300,000 Register

Event Details

Upon completing this Radiation Safety Officer Certification Training Course successfully, participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic radiation physics and its characteristics
  • Discuss concepts such as absorption and scattering, photoelectric effects, Compton scattering, HVL, and particulate radiation
  • Use proper radiographic and radiation monitoring equipment such as X-ray and gamma-ray devices
  • Identify and procure the appropriate radiation protection materials
  • Recognise the legislative structures and regulations for radiation safety



Introduction to Radiation

  • What is Radiation?
  • Types of Radiation Sources (ionizing & non-ionizing)
  • Fundamentals of Ionising Radiation
  • Type, Characteristics & Sources of Ionising Radiation
  • Understanding the Risk from Radiation
  • Man-Made Radiation Materials
  • Applications of Ionising Radiation
  • Case Study: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
  • Radiation Physics Fundamental Theories

Radiation Mathematics & Principles

  • Mathematics Principles Relevant to Radiation
  • Physics Principles
  • Atomic Structure and Physics
  • Units of Radiation and Radioactivity
  • Sealed Source Leak Checks
  • Types of Ionizing Radiations
  • Radiation Shielding Principles
  • Units of Radiation Risk
  • Use of Pocket Dosimeters

Biological Considerations of Exposure

  • Units of Radiation Exposure and Dose Concentrations
  • Acute Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
  • Long Term Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
  • Principles of Radiation Protection (ALARA)
  • Categorising Radiation Exposure Effects
  • Exposure to Radiation
  • Dose Limits of Acceptable Radiation Exposure
  • Case Study: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Packaging Material

  • Radioactive Materials Package Requirements
  • Dose Rates and Removable Contamination of Packages
  • Marking and Labelling of Packages
  • Shipping Papers
  • Shipping by Aircraft
  • Excepted Packages

Assessment & Measurement Controls

  • Measurement Instrumentation (Dosimeter & Dose-meter)
  • Radiation Safety & Protection Controls (Internal & External)
  • Key Exposure Assessment Elements
  • Determining Potential Radiation Exposure Pathways
  • Understanding Radiation Exposure and its Short- and Long-Term Effects
  • Evaluating Exposure Duration and Concentrations
  • Estimating Radioactive Chemical and/or Particulate Impacts
  • Case Study: Review of Work Tasks that Utilise Radioactive Material

Standards & Regulatory Factors

  • AEA Standards and CoP
  • UAE- FANR Radiation Protection Regulations
  • Security of Radioactive Materials
  • Radiation Exposure Monitoring and Detection Methods
  • Radiation Protection Solutions (time, distance & shielding)
  • Laboratory Radiation Safety Processes
  • Radiation Precautions and Safety Procedures
  • Classification of Working Areas
  • Transportation of Radioactive Materials (DOT, UN, IAEA, IATA)
  • Developing Radiation Material Storage & Handling Procedure

Planning & Disposal Of Radioactive Material

  • Radiation Protection Management System Structure
  • RPO Responsibilities
  • Radiation Emergency Response Plan
  • Waste Disposal of Radioactive Materials
  • Transport and Transfer of Radioactive Materials
  • Safe Procurement and Quarantine of Radiation Materials

Training to Handle Radioactive Material

  • Radiation Safety Training
  • Personnel Dosimetry
  • Area Surveys
  • Calibration and QC of Instrumentation
  • License Requirements


  • Radiation safety officers in testing laboratories, academic laboratories, oil industries, medical facilities, or any other organisations
  • HSE managers, supervisors, officers
  • Radiologists, Medical Physicists, Lecturers, and Researchers
  • Any radiation personnel working in a direct or surrounding a restricted radiation area
  • All those who are in direct contact with ionizing radiation sources



The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.


  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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