It is an examination by review of documents, observation, measurement and tests undertaken by the Authority during any stage of the regulatory process to ensure compliance of a facility to legal requirements.
Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) provides the national dosimetry service for all the radiation workers in Zimbabwe. (In effect all the persons occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation.) All radiation workers are legally required to be monitored. The dosimetry service entails the issuing and dispatch of dosimeters to radiation workers for monitoring radiation exposure. At the end of the monitoring period (wearing period), the dosimeters are sent back to the RPAZ which processes the dosimeters once they have been returned and dose results are then sent to the clients. For this service, an administration fee is charged.
According to Section 4 of the Radiation Protection Act [Chapter 15:15] of 2004 some of the functions and powers of the Authority are
• to issue standards and norms governing exemption, notification, registration and licensing of radiation sources and radiation protection and safety; and
• to issue authorizations for the possession and use of radiation sources;
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