A collection of external links relating to radiation safety, nuclear history and useful resources (radiation monitors, radioactive sources, UK and international legislation etc). No warranty implied by including links to services or products. Please email Ionactive if you think your produce or service should feature.
Guidance Notes for Dental Practitioners on the Safe Use of X-ray Equipment
Published: Oct 15, 2020
Source: PHEFind out more
The guidance addresses the following key issues: equipment selection, design and layout of dental surgeries and X-ray rooms, risk assessment and risk management, operational procedures, optimisation of doses to both staff and patients, quality assurance, and staff training. An easy to read document which will be useful to dental practitioners, radiation protection supervisors and radiation protection advisers.
Ionactive YouTube Radiation Protection Videos
Published: May 05, 2020
Source: Ionactive ConsultingFind out more
Ionactive Consulting commissioned Chris Robbins of Grallator between 2008-2011 to create a number of radiation protection related videos. We think these still provide a useful resource despite their resolution (which was based on average internet connection speeds of the time).
Good Practice Guide No. 14 - The Examination, Testing and Calibration of Portable Radiation Protection Instruments (2014)
Published: Apr 30, 2020
Source: NPLFind out more
A Good Practice Guide from NPL that describes the recommended procedures for the examination, testing and calibration of portable dose rate and surface contamination monitors that can be used to comply with statutory standards. This addition is from 2014 and so quotes the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 (IRR99). Since then the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) have come into force – however the excellent guidance in this publication remains valid. Among the contributors is Peter Burgess, known worldwide for his expertise in radiation monitors and monitoring.
Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd
Published: Apr 16, 2020
Source: Raybloc (X-ray Protection) LtdFind out more
Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd offer a comprehensive radiation shielding service for many sectors including hospitals, dental practices, veterinary services, NDT and nuclear etc. Products are offered for sale ‘off the shelf’ (e.g. lead panel products, mobile x-ray shielding screens etc) and also for the construction sector for larger scale installations (e.g. shielding doors sets, flush mounted radiation warning lights and radiation shielding glass). Everything offered on a nicely presented website.
Tracerco - Personal Electronic Dosimeter (PED)
Published: Apr 11, 2020
Source: Tracerco LimitedFind out more
Tracerco produce a range of electronic personal dosimeters (PED) which can be found at the link below. Ionactive has used these devices and they are very impressive. Easy to use with a clear readable display (probably the best available). Certain models can be linked by Bluetooth to a mobile phone app, some can be used in radiation 'survey' mode and others feature GPS.
Approved dosimetry services - a list by HSE
Published: Apr 10, 2020
Source: HSEFind out more
An updated table of Approved Dosimetry Services (ADS) issued by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
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