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Emergency procedures and incident reporting

Emergency procedures must be developed and posted in areas where ionising radiation is in use. All staff and contractors must be made aware of the procedures during local inductions and training processes. The emergency procedures should cover general procedures as well as specific scenarios such as flood or fire. Details of applicable emergency procedures are to be listed in WSAs.

A condition of the DH Management licence is the mandatory reporting of incidents involving ionising radiation. All incidents including unplanned exposures or area contaminations must be reported to the Radiation Safety Officer within 24 hours. Any incidents involving research approved by the DUHREC must also be notified directly to the Human Research Ethics Unit within 24 hours.

Further details are available in section 7 of the Radiation Management Plan.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

2nd December 2013