A shielding plan details the level of shielding that is installed to protect workers and members of the public. This can include a dental, veterinary, chiropractic, or other medical premises which use ionising radiation apparatus. The plan should include floor plans, estimated dose calculations and other details that relate to radiation protection.
You must prepare and submit a shielding plan with your registration for any source that’s installed in new or renovated premises. A copy of the existing shielding plan should be submitted for a replacement source that’s installed into an existing premise that hasn’t been renovated.
Please submit your shielding plan as early as possible before construction to ensure it meets all the requirements. Radiation shielding must be inspected by HPS or an accredited tester during the construction phase and before being covered by paint, plaster, floor coverings or other fittings.
Please contact us or consult the National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionising Radiation. You may also find the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Report No. 147 or Structural Shielding Design for Medical X-Ray Imaging Facilities useful.