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Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) and Radioactive Waste Advisers (RWA)

Ionactive is an established, significant and unique provider of Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) and Radioactive Waste Advisers (RWA) services for all users of ionising radiation. Based in the UK, we provide radiation protection advice to industry, commerce, security, medical, emergency services, museums, universities and schools. We also run regular Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Training courses (RPS Training Course dates for 2018)


We offer independent professional radiation protection advice, and as a 'non RPA Body', you will always be advised by a fully certificated RPA / RWA. We also meet the general definition of 'Qualified Expert' (QE) as used internationally for expert advice in radiation protection. Furthermore, our RPA is also appointed as a Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) so you never need to consult with two different advisers.


Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) / Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) for a broad range of sources

Radiation dose rate monitoring

In the UK we provide advice to clients who range from the smallest to the largest users of ionising radiation. Our advice covers x-ray sources of all energy ranges (i.e. research machines, quality assurance, baggage security systems, cargo scanners, sterilisation / industrial processing, linacs and other accelerators). As RPA we are usually appointed under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) which defines the matters for which we must be consulted.

As a RWA our advice ranges from the small school source to the highest activity sources (i.e. radiometric gauges, nuclear research reactors, gamma irradiation facilities, process control, medical). Our advice therefore also covers the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2016, the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (in Scotland) and transport regulations. We also provide RPA / RWA advice for users of NORM (naturally occuring radioactive materials).

Outside the UK we provide an international radiation training and advisory service as a Qualified Expert (QE). During the 02-04 October 2018, we will be delivering our next RPO Training course in Dubai.

Practical Radiation Protection Services

To complement our advisory role Ionactive also provides the complete range of practical services including radiation and contamination monitoring, onsite gamma spectrometry, leak testing, risk assessment, contingency planning, monitor testing, critical examinations and decommissioning support.

Dose rate increases with radioactivity for gamma ray sources

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