Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)

Specialism: Radiation

Skill Level: Advanced Level

Delivery Method: e-Learning

Duration: 1 day

Course Status: Available

Price: Free

Course description

This one-day e-learning course provides an introduction to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM), the industries where it may be encountered, how it can be measured and how NORM industries are regulated. A basic grounding in physics or chemistry is assumed.


This e-learning course aims to:

  • Introduce the concepts of radioactivity, its occurrence in the environment and radiation dose to help the reader grasp the nature of the hazard posed by NORM.
  • Explain the various ways in which radioactivity can be measured, to help the reader identify suitable methods and instruments for their situation.
  • Provide examples of the occurrence of NORM in specific industries, to help the reader understand the activity levels potentially present in given materials.
  • Provide a basic understanding of legislative requirements to aid in compliance with the law.

Who is it for?

Project managers and scientific staff in the NORM industry, academic or industrial researchers working on NORM.

Further Information

Certificate Type: This course does not provide certificates.
Available as open course: No
Available as in-house course: No

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Learning outcomes

  • Understand the concepts of radioactive decay and decay series, the natural occurrence of radioactivity and radiation dose.
  • Understand the range of measurement devices available and the basic physics of radiation detection.
  • Understand the processes of sampling and of evaluating the uncertainty on a measurement.
  • Gain an appreciation of where NORM can arise in industrial situations and the activity levels likely to be encountered.
  • Understand the recommendations of the ICRP and the requirements of the IAEA regarding NORM.
  • Understand EU radiation protection legislation.

Date(s) of next course

Available at any time


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