Good Practice Guide No. 14 - The Examination, Testing and Calibration of Portable Radiation Protection Instruments (2014)

  • Good Practice Guide No. 14 - The Examination, Testing and Calibration of Portable Radiation Protection Instruments (2014)

    Published: Apr 30, 2020

    Source: NPL

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    • Radiation Monitors
    • NPL

    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.

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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?

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