RAD (R/N) Basic Training

CBRN Academy Seibersdorf

Course Name

RAD (R/N) Basic Training

Course Description

The scope of this course is to familiarize participants with radioactivity and its respective properties and how to safely work with sealed and unsealed (open) radioactive sources. The participants will learn the effects of radiation and the measures they can take to protect themselves against it.

Course Aims

Participants will:

  • understand the basics in radiation protection
  • gain confidence in the work with sealed and open radioactive sources
  • be familiar with the use of detection equipment
  • be familiar with orphan and misused sources
  • gain confidence in the use of personal protective equipment in a live environment
  • understand and be able to apply safe work practices

The content of the course is a mix of theory and practical work (Live Agent Training). The basics will be taught in a classroom setting and trained practically, with sealed radioactive sources.

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Seibersdorf Academy, 2444 Seibersdorf, Austria

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Target Audience

  • First responders
  • Military personnel
  • Police
  • Fire fighters
  • IED / EOD action forces
  • Civil defense
  • Security companies
  • First-aid personnel

Group Size

The recommended group size is 8 to 24 persons.


5 working days (30 training units)


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 German or English Language
  • 18 years of age as a minimum
  • female participants must not be pregnant

Type of assessment

Practical and written exam



Certificate of successful participation

Information and Contact

CBRN Academy Seibersdorf
T: +43 50550 3030
F: +43 50550 3033