Downloads

In this section please find a list of useful downloads that we will update from time to time. Radiation risk assessment forms, radionuclide data sheets, useful training material, legislation and similar will be featured.We will also include the CV for Ionactive advisers, and those we work with when delivering training overseas.

  • A revised transcript of the proceedings of the board of enquiry into the fire at Windscale Pile No. 1, October 1957. (UKAEA 1989)

    Published: May 27, 2020

    Source: UKAEA

      Tags:
    • Windscale Pile No1
    • 1957 nuclear incident

    This declassified document was issued by the UKAEA in 1989 and is of great historical interest for any into in nuclear history. The transcript details the enquiry headed by Sir William Penny from 17-25 October 1957. Lots of good technical detail but still very readable.

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  • CV - Mark Ramsay - Radiation Protection Adviser and Radioactive Waste Adviser (2020)

    Published: Feb 24, 2019

    Source: Ionactive

    The 2020 CV for Mark Ramsay who is the principle Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) and Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) for Ionactive Consulting Limited. Mark also acts as a Qualified Expert (QE) for ionising radiation users outside the UK.

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  • HSE Guidance for Notifications, Registrations and Consents under the new Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017

    Published: Feb 06, 2019

    Source: HSE

    All new (or current) users of ionising radiation in the UK must ensure that they have made an application to HSE under the new IRR17 regulations. The user will need to make one or more notifications, registrations or consents depending on the level of radiation risk. This HSE guidance is useful and should be used together with advice from an appointed Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA). See out RPA service for if you need specific advice.

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  • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)

    Published: Feb 06, 2019

    Source: UK GOV

    The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). These are the regulations minus the ACoP (guidance etc).

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  • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) - ACOP

    Published: Feb 06, 2019

    Source: HSE

    The official HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) for the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)

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  • Radiation Controlled Area and Equipment Handover Form and Accompanying Guidance Notes

    Published: Feb 24, 2019

    Source: The Society and College of Radiographers (plus others)

      Tags:
    • Controlled Area
    • Medical
    • IRR17
    • Handover

    A useful industry standard form and procedure with guidance for the handover and handback of a Controlled Area between a medical facility (e.g. medical radiation diagnostic or therapy area) and an installer or service contractor. It is essential that is is clear at all times which legal entity has control over designated areas under the Ionising Radiations Regulation 2017 (IRR17). Furthmore, this procedure will help ensure that the correct set of local rules and risk assessment are being used, and who is the appointed Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS).

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The definition of 'safe' is not strictly an engineering term; it's a societal term. Does it mean absolutely no loss of life? Does it mean absolutely no contamination with radiation? What exactly does 'safe' mean?

– Henry Petroski