External links

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.

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

    Published: Apr 04, 2020

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

    Published: Apr 04, 2020

    Source: CLEAPSS

      Tags:
    • 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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  • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) Regulation 8 – Radiation Risk Assessment Guidance in Relation to the Civil Transport of Radioactive Material by Road, Rail and Inland Waterway

    Published: Apr 03, 2020

    Source: ONR - Transport

      Tags:
    • ONR
    • Transport
    • Radiation Risk Assessment
    • IRR17

    A recently reviewed (2022) guide from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in respect of civil transport of radioactive materials by Road, Rail and Inland Waterway – with specific reference to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17), regulation 8 (risk assessment).

    With respect to transport, the risk assessment should cover requirements for preparation of a package, in-transit storage, loading, and unloading until receipt at destination, as well as carriage

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  • Medical radiation dose issues associated with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans for sports performance assessments and other non-medical practices.

    Published: Nov 21, 2019

    Source: COMARE

    This report from COMARE is in are medical section as DEXA (DXA) best fits into this category. However, this report deals with using this medical x-ray technique on sports performance assessments and other non-medical practices. A useful document, easy to read.

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  • Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations IR(ME)R Guidance

    Published: Sep 13, 2019

    Source: Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

      Tags:
    • Medical Radiation
    • IR(ME)R

    Recent guidance published by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) regarding IR(ME)R. Medical related radiation safety practitioners have been waiting for this covering matters such as Significant accidental and unintended exposures under IR(ME)R (June 2019).

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  • 2019 Guidance: Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiation Regulations 2004

    Published: Aug 10, 2019

    Source: Gov.UK

      Tags:
    • radiation
    • Justification
    • Practice

    This document provides an update to 2004 justification regulations guidance. The 2004 regulations were updated by the Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiation (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (April 2018). The new guidance is compatible with Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom.

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