RT Level I & RT Safety

RT I operators should be competent to setup the relevant NDT equipment, perform the test, report and classify any indications and record the results, all in accordance with a provided written instruction. General, specific and practical training is provided and daily formative assessments are used to monitor progress. A final assessment is utilised to assess the success of the training programme and to issue a proof of training document. Following the successful completion of the training programme, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 3 months can be gained towards personnel certification.

An intricate part of RT inspections are the safety aspects, since the danger of ionisation radiation either via X-ray devices or Isotopes can pose severe health risks and can lead to death, in extreme cases.  Therefore, Radiation safety cannot be over emphasised and while a DoH recognised safety certificate is one of the prerequisites of this course, additional safety training, focusing on the legal and practical aspects of industrial radiography, is included in this three week course and also examined at the end.

Practical applications / techniques

SWSI, DWSI, DWDI / Dense alloy Welded Plates and pipe / Isotope Ir-192 / X-ray / Dense alloy Castings and  forging (optional extra) \ (Light alloy applications available on request)

General Theory

Advantages, disadvantages and limitations / Discontinuities, indications, defects / Radiation Safety, ionisation radiation / Electromagnetic radiation / Origin and properties of γ and X rays / Interaction with matter / Equipment

Specific Theory

Sample preparation / Calibration and functionality checks / Radiation exposure and film parameters / Typical defects and detectability / Calibration and reference samples / Calibration and system checks / Signal interpretation and plotting

Practical Skills

Performance and quality checks / Performance of tests / Exposure charts / Film development / Characterisation of indications / Recording results / Report writing

Course notes shall be provided on first day

RT I General and Specific Notebook / Written instructions / Questions and answer sheets / Homework