Industrie, Gewerbe, Lehre, Forschung und Transport
K 875 E 

Accredited radiological protection training for laboratory personnel in working areas type B and C (I19)

Short description

In this weeklong training, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to implement and support the radiation protection measures prescribed by a radiation protection expert(s), and handle open radioactive sources.

- Basics of radiation physics and radiobiology
- Awareness of radiation hazards and standard protection measures
- Appropriate handling of sealed and open radioactive sources
- Fundamentals and practical applications of radiation measurement techniques
- Applicable laws, regulations and guidelines

Learning Objectives
This course covers the skills and competences required for laboratory personnel working in work areas type B and C as outlined in the Strahlenschutzausbildungsverordnung for the application area I 19 (SR 814.501.261).


This course is designed for Laboratory personnel in working areas type B/C (I 19) and laboratory personnel in nuclear facilities (K 5) as well as veterinary practice assistants working with open radioactive sources (MP 17).

- Theoretical inputs
- Individual exercises
- Demonstration of simple physical experiments
- Physics experiments with sealed and open radiation sources
- Self-study for exam

Advanced courses
- K876E "Continuing training in radiological protection for laboratory personnel in working ares types B and C (I19)"
- K420 "Anerkannte Ausbildung zu Strahlenschutz-Sachverständigen für die Arbeitsbereiche B und C (I1)"

Execution in
English (this course is also available in German - K875)


Requirements for Certification
Written exam

- Certificate of participation
- BAG accredited Certificate after successful completion of the exam

Villigen, PSI Education Center (building OSGA)

Duration (Lessons are 45 min)
5 days (40 lessons)

Course Management / Moderation
Maya Keller, Leiterin Fachangebote, PSI Education Center

Number of participants
Minimum 6 / Maximum 16

This course does not include meals. However, the staff restaurant OASE also provides external visitors with inexpensive and delicious menus.

Further information

Please bring a calculator, a laptop or tablet PC incl. power adapter

Please wear suitable lab clothing: long trousers, closed shoes (a lab coat will be provided)

Note for pregnant or breastfeeding women: for radiation protection reasons (StSV Art. 53 Sect. 5b, 6), we recommend that you contact the course instructor to discuss your situation before registering for the course.

The course price of CHF 2’400.- per participant includes the examination fee. If a re-examination is necessary, we will charge a separate CHF 150.- fee.

Course type: Ausbildung
Product category: Strahlenschutz in Industrie, Gewerbe, Lehre und Forschung

For questions
Administration PSI Education Center, Tel. 056 310 24 00, bildungszentrum@psi.ch

Cancellation Policy
see general terms and conditions

Vorkenntnisse / Vorbedingungen

Motivation and interest in radiation protection

Please note that pregnant or breastfeeding women are not allowed to attend this course for radiation protection reasons