Licence to pursue activities involving radiation

Prior to the start of the implementation of radiation activities, the licence to pursue activities involving radiation must be acquired.  

The licence to pursue radiation activities must be acquired for each activity involving the sources of radiation, except for radioactive substances, sealed sources of radiation, electrical devices, cathode pipes or radioactively contaminated substances under the second, third and fifth paragraph of Article 3 of the Regulation on radiation activities (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 48/04 and 9/06).

The licence to pursue radiation activities is not required for an  activity with a device or equipment which alone or due to its components radiates ionising radiation due to operations at a voltage higher than 5 kV, if the device or equipment is in a state not producing ionising radiation.

The provider of works in a controlled area must have a licence to pursue radiation activity for implementing radiation activity, if the assessment of the protection of exposed workers shows that individual workers who are occasionally exposed to ionising radiation at their work or who are in contact with the sources of ionising radiation indirectly have received the effective dose above the limit dose for the population individual.

A licence to pursue radiation activity can be acquired based on the written application that in general includes: 

  • a decision on the appointment of a responsible person for the protection against radiation or data on the organisation unit for  the protection against radiation;
  • confirmed assessment of the protection of exposed workers;
  • evidence on implemented health inspection for exposed workers;
  • evidence on performed training in protection against ionising radiation for exposed workers;
  • evidence that exposed workers are included in the personal dosimetry system in accordance with the assessment of the protection of exposed workers;
  • evidence on the inspection of sources of radiation by the authorised expert for protection against radiation. 

The content of the application for the acquisition of the licence to pursue radiation activities is determined in Article 4 of the Rules on the use of radiation sources and on activities involving radiation (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, no. 27/2006).

The licence to pursue radiation activity is issued for the envisaged period of activity duration, but not for more than 10 years. At the first issue of the licence to pursue radiation activity, the latter is issued for maximum three years. 

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Appeal
  • Competent authority: Ministry of Health
Last updated: 17. 02. 2016