The department has developed a that details our approach to regulation. This framework sets out a clear and transparent statement about how the department's regulators will bring a systematic, risk-based approach to its regulatory activities.
The purpose of the framework is to provide a clear focus on regulatory outcomes, demonstrate a risk-based approach to regulation, inform organisational improvement and improve engagement with stakeholders. This framework draws on better regulatory practice approaches from international, national and state regulatory guidelines.
Ministerial Statement of Expectations
Compliance and enforcement
- monitoring of a regulated entity’s compliance with the Radiation Act 2005 (the Act), and
- enforcing the ban on commercial tanning where required, taking action to bring about compliance with the Act.
In this context a regulated entity may be a:
- facility construction licence holder
- management licence holder
- use licence holder
- approved tester
- approved assessor
- a person or persons who are required by the Act to hold such an authority.
The department through its authorised officers have a range of powers under the Act. These powers are listed in Part 7 of the Act.
The department has a number of officers authorised under the Act. These officers are all issued with an identity card and must produce his or her identity card for inspection:
- Before exercising a power under this Part; or
- If asked to do so by any person at any time during the exercise of a power under this Part.
The identity card will contain the name and a photograph of the authorised officer.
Division 3 of Part 7 of the Act describes the powers of entry of the authorised officers under the Act.
Reviewed 27 October 2021