OVERVIEW OF RADIATION DEPARTMENT
The Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA), through its Radiation Department, is the national authority which regulates and enforces all matters relating to radiation in Brunei Darussalam under the Radiation Protection Order, 2018 (S 67/2018) including the safe use of ionising radiation for the protection of workers, members of the public and the environment.
In Brunei Darussalam, the activities related to ionising radiation are regulated through the licensing of entities, registration of radiation workers and training providers, import/export authorisations of radioactive materials and/or controlled apparatus, inspections as well as enforcement (investigation) and providing relevant advice and guidance on matters relating to ionising radiation in accordance with international commitments and standards. Under the Radiation Protection Order, 2018, any individual or company caught breaching the law is liable on conviction to a fine between the range of $100,0000 and $10,000,000 and imprisonment for a term between one year and 5 years.
MILESTONES OF RADIATION DEPARTMENT
The milestones below show the history of the Radiation Department:
FUNCTIONS OF RADIATION DEPARTMENT
The Radiation Department which is headed by the Chief Inspector and assisted by the Senior Inspector is divided into three sections:
- Enforcement; and
- Technical Support.
The roles and responsibilities of each section under Radiation Department are assigned accordingly:
The radiation activities that are required to be licensed with SHENA are as follows:
- Importation and exportation of radioactive material and/or controlled apparatus;
- Keeping, possessing or using radioactive material and/or controlled apparatus;
- Manufacture, sale or dealing of radioactive material and/or controlled apparatus; and
- Transport of radioactive material.
Prior to the submission of radiation licence application, the applicant shall identify and appoint competent personnel as approved by SHENA to carry out the roles and responsibilities of Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) and General Radiation Worker (GRW)
In order to import and export radioactive material and/or controlled apparatus in Brunei Darussalam, the licensee is required to obtain an authorisation from SHENA.
For any inquiries related to radiation matters, please email email@example.com or contact SHENA office general line 2382000 ext 108.