RAD (R/N) Incident Commander Training

CBRN Academy Seibersdorf

Course Name

RAD (R/N) Incident Commander Training

Course Description

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.

Course Aims

Participants will:

  • 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

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)


  • RAD (R/N) Emergency Response Training
  • 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