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Open course: basic training in radiation protection for radiation workers

Working with ionizing radiation brings certain safety and health risks. An awareness of the fundamentals of radiation physics, the health risks, the protection measures and legal obligations enables an effective prevention policy aimed at the protection against ionizing radiation.


The Federal  Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) confirms that this training course contains all necessary information like determined in Article 25 of the Royal Decree of 20 July 2001 (General Regulation for the protection of the public, workers and the environment against the hazards of ionizing radiation). 

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Target audience

This training course is aimed at workers who are possibly exposed to ionizing radiation in their professional environment, according to Article 25 of the Royal Decree of 20 July 2001. According to the regulation, this information and training course must be provided prior to employment at the work station, and repeated yearly and in function of the needs. 

During this training course, the focus lies on the practical implementation of radiation protection on the workfloor, and attention is given to interaction with the participants. 

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This training course contains the following modules:

  • Introduction of radioactivity and ionizing radiation
  • Health risks caused by exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Fundamentals in radiation protection as determined by the Royal Decree of 20 July 2001
  • Good practice for effective protection, including the collective and individual protection measures
  • Meaning of warning signs, symbols and notifications installed by the Royal Decree of 20 July 2001
  • Legal obligations in radiation protection of the employer and employee on a technical and medical level, including in case of emergency

Language and duration

This course is organised in Dutch, and can be organised in French or English on demand. This training course is provided from 13h30 to 17h00, including a short coffee break.


This training course can be tailored to the needs of your company. Programme, duration, level, language (Dutch, French or English), venue, etc. are defined in agreement with the customer. The course can consist of theoretical classes and practical exercises, complemented with a technical visit to one or more of SCK CEN's installations. When requested, the courses can also be given at the premises of the customer. 

View the calendar of customised training courses for the next session of
information and training in radiation protection for radiation workers.

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More training courses in radiation protection

Looking for more extensive training courses in radiation protection? Check out the radiation protection expert training course, the 5-day training course in radiation protection or the basic training course for Radiation Protection Officers (RPO).

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