Training in radiation protection required by legislation: approach during the COVID-19 crisis and practical implementation

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Institutes & Expert groups

  • FANC-AFCN - Federaal agentschap voor nucleaire controle-Agence fédérale de contrôle nucléaire


According to international and national legislation, various professional profiles require education and training in radiation protection. In Belgium, a new regulatory framework entered into force in early 2020, implementing the latest requirements of the 2013/59/EURATOM EU BSS Directive. With the healthcare sector being under enormous pressure during this health crisis, various temporary measures were taken by the national regulator for the health professionals. From a practical point of view, training courses in radiation protection were organised in adapted circumstances to prevent further spreading of the COVID-19 virus. This article highlights the Belgian pragmatic approach of the regulator with regard to radiation protection education and training during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as the experience of a national training centre organising radiation protection education and training for diverse target audiences.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiation Protection ETRAP 2021
Subtitle of host publicationRadiation protection training in a virtual setting - challenges and opportunities
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789076971247
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2021


  • Training, Radiation protection, COVID-19 pandemic, Practical implementation

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