RAD Decontamination Course

Seibersdorf Academy

Radiation Decontamination Course - Group level

Course Aim

The scope of this course is to familiarize participants with the principles of decontamination in case of radiological incidents, under the safe use of unsealed radioactive emitters.


General Objectives

  • Understand the principles of radioactive contamination and decontamination
  • Be familiar with open radioactive sources
  • Gain confidence in how to safely and efficiently decontaminate equipment, vehicles and personnel
  • Understand how to handle radioactive waste
  • Be familiar with the use of detection equipment
  • Gain confidence in the use of personal protective equipment in a live environment
  • Understand and be able to apply safe work practices.


Course Content and Overview

The course will be held in the Seibersdorf Academy in Austria. The participants will practically decontaminate variously sized items, by performing operational and thorough decontamination exercises.

The course consists of theoretical and practical elements, with its focus on performing realistic decontamination operations. The length of the course is the equivalent of 40 hours (5 days).


Target Audience and maximum attendance

The course target audience are first responders and military personnel. Course participants should be members of first responder units. The maximum number of participants is 16.



Participants should be:

  • Medically and physically fit (Employer to provide a medical clearance for the employee to work in personal protective equipment)
  • Medical insurance valid in Europe/ Austria
  • Able to understand instructions/training delivered in the English Language
  • 18 years of age as a minimum
  • Female participants must not be pregnant


Method of Training

Delivery methods includes: Classroom and Practical Training



40 hours (minimum 5 days)
Timings and number of days are subject to customers' requirements and availability.

For more information please contact:

Seibersdorf Academy
Phone: +43 50550-3030

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