L93 - Managing Ionising Radiations and Radioactive Substances in School s and Colleges

  • L93 - Managing Ionising Radiations and Radioactive Substances in School s and Colleges

    Published: Apr 04, 2020

    Source: CLEAPSS

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    • Schools
    • Radioactive

    This guide by CLEAPSS is designed to support practical work involving radioactive substances in UK secondary-level schools. The guide explains how to handle, use and store them safely and securely. The guide will ensure that teaching and use of the sources of radiation are done so in compliance with UK legislation, and meet the principle of ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable). Following this guide will ensure that exposures to all persons are negligible.

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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 -