McKavanagh Engineering Services Pty Ltd was formed in 1998 by
Byron trained as a geophysicist. His career in Radiation Safety commenced in Collinsville in 1984, as an assistant
RSO during the RSOs absence on leave. This aroused Byron's interest directly and personally in the biological
effects of low levels of ionising radiation.
Byron worked in related
areas, for Scantech at various installations in the Bowen Basin
(Goonyella-Riverside, Oaky Creek, Blair Athol, Collinsville, Tarong), and also
for MIM, until 1987. On joining CQU,
(then the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education), Byron's interest
continued. He commenced formal study in
the area, and assumed responsibility for the Industrial Radiation Safety
Courses in 1989. During this period, Byron was
the Radiation Safety Officer for the Department of Applied Physics, and the
Radiation Officer for CQU.
Byron's work in this area, and in
establishing the IRS User's Group, led to service on a Technical
Sub-Committee of RAC into Licensing, and in 1997 as a member of the Radiological Advisory Council of Queensland, advising the
Minister for Health, representing Industry in Queensland.
Our range of services has expanded in line with the needs of our clients. We now operate out of premises located in Fernvale Qld where we have a fully equipped workshop and training facilities.