RN Incident Commander Course

Seibersdorf Academy

Radiation Incident Commander Course - Command level

Course Aim

The scope of this course is to train the participants in management of radiological Emergencies, originating from either nuclear incidents (NPP/ IND), orphan sources or misuse/illicit trafficking. The participants will also learn consequence management and the basics in warning and reporting.


General Objectives

  • Understand the basics of the incident commanders’ tasks and responsibilities
  • Be familiar with different radiological incidents
  • Learn how to handle radiological incidents
  • Learn how to support/ be the incident commander
  • Learn the basics of the warning and reporting system according to ATP45
  • Gain confidence in the work with sealed and open radioactive sources
  • 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 at the Seibersdorf Academy in Austria. The aim of the course is to train the participant to be able to support or to act as the incident commander.  This course consists of theory and practical work, including the use of radioactive sources (types of radiation: alpha/bet/gamma/neutrons).

The course will be of a duration of two weeks (recommended), where week 1 will have its focus on the basics of the incident commanders work. Week two will be realistic scenario-based training, paired with case studies.


Target Audience and maximum attendance

The course target audience are first responders and military personnel. The position in the respective unit is team member up to group leader. The maximum number of participants is 12.



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
Training at NPP Zwentendorf



60 hours (minimum 8 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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