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Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals required to carry out a work task or visit an asset where NORM / LSA scale may be present.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me?
Naturally occurring radiative material (NORM) is found in many of the materials that are processed in the oil and gas industry. This course will give you a basic understanding of the hazards of NORM and how it can be detected and dealt with.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe in your day-to-day activities and if you encounter NORM contamination. It will also provide an overview of how NORM is removed and disposed of.
How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of the dangers of NORM, you can ensure that control measures are put in place to protect the asset, your fellow workers and yourself. A reduction in incidents means a safer working environment for everyone.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written with reference to the British HSE Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999, the Radioactive Substances Act 1993, and the Transport Regulations. It also takes into account industry best practice.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
• Define what is meant by NORM / LSA scale
• Identify where NORM is found
• Describe the different types of hazards and risks associated with NORM
• Identify the different methods used to detect NORM
• Identify the key roles and responsibilities relating to NORM detection
• Describe the actions that need to be taken if equipment is suspected of being contaminated with NORM
• Identify the legislation or company policies used to regulate NORM
• Identify the key control measures that help reduce the risks associated with NORM to a level that is As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP)
• Describe the safety precautions taken when handling contaminated equipment
• Explain the correct disposal procedure for NORM / LSA scale
• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
• Minimum browser size - 1024x672
• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
• Notes - Not suitable for smartphones
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