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Radiological Safety Inspections

Overview

Radiological safety inspections ensure the protection of workers, the public and the environment from the adverse effects of ionizing radiation. Inspections also measure the adequacy of the design and shielding of premises and provide an inventory of ionizing radiation sources in Botswana. The Radiation Protection Act, 2006, the Radiation Protection Regulations, 2008 and other international standards require routine inspections.

Statutory radiological inspections are scheduled and conducted by the Radiation Protection Inspectorate, however it is the responsibility of individual facilities to contract experts to conduct routine radiological safety inspections.  In locations where expert contractors are not available the Radiation Protection Inspectorate can provide routine radiological inspections on a consultancy basis.

Who is eligible?

Facilities that are licensed in accordance with section 23 of the Radiation Protection Act, 2006.

How do I get this service?

The Radiation Protection Inspectorate determines the inspection schedule. Inspections may be announced or unannounced.

What supporting documents are required?

None.

How long will this service take?

Radiation Protection Inspectorate determines the inspection schedule. Inspections may be announced or unannounced. The inspections themselves vary from two hours in length to a week depending on the number of radiation sources to be inspected and the complexity of the tests to be performed.

How much does it cost?

The fees, payable by cash, cheque or adjustment voucher paid to the Radiation Protection Inspectorate are:

Safety assessment for authorisation

BWP 250.00

Please note the fees listed above are stipulated in the Radiation Protection Regulations, 2008 and are reviewed annually.

Where can I obtain this service?

Radiation Protection Inspectorate,

Unit B, Plot 132, Gaborone International Finance Park

Where can I get more information on this Service

Radiation Protection Inspectorate

Private Bag BO 1                                                                    

Bontleng Gaborone, Botswana

Unit B, Plot 132, Gaborone International Finance Park

Tel: (267)318-8388

Fax: (267) 395-7025

e-mail: rpibots [at] gov.bw

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 12:45 pm and 13:45pm to 16:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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