Revised Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: ORS C7

Closes 5 Jun 2024

Opened 8 May 2024


View the Revised Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: ORS C7 on the Ministry of Health website.

The Radiation Safety Act 2016 (the Act) is administered by the Ministry of Health –Manatū Hauora (the Ministry).

Section 86(1) of the Act allows the Director for Radiation Safety (the Director) to issue codes of practice. This is for the purpose of specifying technical requirements.

The Code of Practice for Industrial Radiography: ORS C7 (C7) was first issued by the Director on 7 June 2019. Section 90(a) of the Act requires the Director to review a code of practice at least once every five years.

Section 89(2) of the Act requires that the Director consult with any person who the Director reasonably considers is likely to be affected by a proposed amendment or revocation to a code of practice.

The Director has produced a revised C7 for public consultation to meet the Directors’ duties under section 89(2) of the Act. This document sets out the revised C7.

Why your views matter

C7 (and any amendments made) is a secondary legislation under section 86(6) of the Act and applies to any person who ‘deals with’ a radiation source that is within the stated scope. The term ‘deal with’ is defined in section 5 of the Act and includes ‘to manufacture, possess, control, manage, use, transport, store, export, import, sell, supply, or dispose of a radiation source’. Also ‘deal with’ includes ‘to carry out any other activity or practice involving the radiation source’.

Those affected by revised C7 include all regulated parties, and other people and organisations with a professional interest in industrial radiography.

What happens following the public consultation?

The Ministry will review all in-scope feedback received as part of this consultation and use it to inform future amendment or revocation of revised C7.

Give us your views


  • Health sector
  • Industrial radiographers


  • Radiation safety