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.

For formal radiation safety advice, visit our Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) services page. 

  • Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd

    Published: Apr 16, 2020

    Source: Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd

      Tags:
    • Radiation Shielding
    • x-ray shielding
    • Mobile screens
    • Shielding

    Raybloc (X-ray Protection) Ltd offer a comprehensive radiation shielding service for many sectors including hospitals, dental practices, veterinary services, NDT and nuclear etc. Products are offered for sale ‘off the shelf’ (e.g. lead panel products, mobile x-ray shielding screens etc) and also for the construction sector for larger scale installations (e.g. shielding doors sets, flush mounted radiation warning lights and radiation shielding glass). Everything offered on a nicely presented website.

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  • Tracerco - Personal Electronic Dosimeter (PED)

    Published: Apr 11, 2020

    Source: Tracerco Limited

      Tags:
    • Dosimetry
    • Personal Electronic Dosimeter

    Tracerco produce a range of electronic personal dosimeters (PED) which can be found at the link below. Ionactive has used these devices and they are very impressive. Easy to use with a clear readable display (probably the best available). Certain models can be linked by Bluetooth to a mobile phone app, some can be used in radiation 'survey' mode and others feature GPS.

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  • Approved dosimetry services - a list by HSE

    Published: Apr 10, 2020

    Source: HSE

      Tags:
    • Dosimetry
    • Approved Dosimetry Service

    An updated table (March 2022) of Approved Dosimetry Services (ADS) issued by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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  • 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 (November 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. [Note this is a word document download].

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