Approved Code of Practice and Guidance For The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019

Source: ONR

Approved code of practice and guidance issued by ONR for compliance with the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019. REPPIR 2019 provides for the the protection of members of the public and workers in the event of radiation emergencies that originate from a premises. This publication also provides advice to those who are involved in planning communication strategies. Some important changes are noted in the guidance including:

- Removal of transport activities

- Removal of references to ‘reasonably foreseeable’ radiation emergency (all hazards which could lead to a radiation emergency should be assessed)

- Limitation of the dis-application of dose limits to emergency workers

- Introduction of the requirement to consult a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) on specific matters.

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