External radiation protection links

A collection of external radiation protection / safety related links, 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.

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  • Scope of and exemption from the radioactive substances legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • Radioactive
    • Exemption

    This guidance, aimed at environmental regulators and radioactive substance users, details the rationale underpinning the exemption regime for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scotland is not covered due to the devolved administration). Update 13 September 2019 - note that the individual guidance notes that were produced in 2011 have now been withdrawn. We are waiting for guidance to be issued by Scotland.

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  • National arrangements for incidents involving radioactivity (NAIR): technical handbook

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: NAIR

      Tags:
    • NAIR
    • Incidents
    • Radioactive
    • Transport
    • Radiation Protection Adviser

    NAIR 2002 Handbook (NRPB-W7). This publication is still valid despite its publication date. NAIR provides rapid and widely available assistance to the police and other emergency services where no radiation expert (e.g. Radiation Protection Adviser) is otherwise available. Assistance is provided in 2 stages and is drawn from hospitals, the nuclear industry and government departments.

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  • National arrangements for incidents involving radioactivity (NAIR): user handbook

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: NAIR

      Tags:
    • NAIR
    • Incidents
    • Radioactive
    • Contingecy

    NAIR provides quick and widely available assistance to the police and other emergency services where no radiation expert is otherwise available. Assistance is provided in 2 stages and is drawn from hospitals, the nuclear industry, and government departments. This publication is for emergency services staff who might need to use the service.

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  • RADSAFE

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: RADSAFE

      Tags:
    • radiation
    • Transport
    • Accidents
    • Contingency Planning

    RADSAFE is a consortium of organisations that have come together to offer mutual assistance in the event of a transport accident involving radioactive materials belonging to a RADSAFE member in the UK.

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  • Guidance on decontamination of buildings, infrastructure and open environment

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • CBRN
    • Radiological
    • Nuclear
    • Decontamination

    Strategic national guidance issued by the UK Government Decontamination Service, part of Defra. Originally prepared May 2004 and updated 2017. Contains guidance on decontaminating buildings and infrastructure in the event of a release - whether deliberate or accidental - of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) material.

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  • The release of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) substances or material: guidance for local authorities

    Published: Feb 09, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

      Tags:
    • CBRN
    • Radioactive
    • Contingency Planning

    The release of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) substances or material: guidance for local authorities This guidance is designed to give local authorities the information and advice they need to assist with contingency planning and in their existing roles and responsibilities.

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