Breakfast Workshop - National Capacity Building in Radiation Protection
Date: Tuesday 8 March, 0800 – 0930
Cost: AU$100 inclusive of breakfast
The aim of this workshop is to communicate plans and progress in understanding and building national capacity and capability in radiation protection, with an emphasis on emergency preparedness and response. The importance of this work has amplified with the nuclear submarine announcement of September 2021.
ARPANSA has been undertaking surveys of jurisdictional capacity and capability during 2021. The information obtained will be applied to the identification of gaps, justifying funding and a programme of nationally consistent training (undertaken by education partners).
This discussion workshop will be of interest to radiation protection professionals, leaders of first response agencies, and representatives of all Australian jurisdictions. As well as national plans, international linkages to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s capacity building programmes will also be discussed.
1. Building national capacity and capability – Marcus Grzechnik (ARPANSA)
An overview of the project, including reference to:
- Confirmation of roles and responsibilities
- Revision of AGCMF
- National coordination
- Layers of response
- Sustainable funding lines
- National capacity building in radiological and medical response
- Partnerships (national and international)
- Future testing of national capacity and capability
- Peer review
2. Understanding national capacity and capability – Chennell Allan
- National Survey
- Jurisdictions & Agencies consulted
- Survey outcomes and analysis
- National gaps
3. Training plans and programmes – Tony Hooker (CRREI)
- What is CRREI?
- Training for capacity building
- What will be required in the future?