Radiation safety links related to the transport of radioactive materials and sources
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European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (2019)
Published: Feb 12, 2019
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The current UK position with respect to the transport of radioactive materials by road is to follow the ADR. This is driven by The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009.
ONR Guidance in relation to the civil transport of radioactive material by road and rail (IRR17 risk assessment)
Published: Apr 03, 2020
Source: ONR - TransportFind out more
A recently reviewed (2020) guide from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in respect of civil transport of radioactive materials by road – 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
Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (IAEA) - No. SSR-6 (2018)
Published: Feb 14, 2019
Source: IAEAFind out more
This is a top-level international IAEA document which covers the transport of radioactive materials by road, air, and sea. These are designated ‘Safety Requirements’ and are the basis for transport regulations around the world (including EU Directives). Transport comprises all operations and conditions associated with, and involved in, the movement of radioactive material. For example, these will include the design, manufacture, maintenance, and repair of transport packaging, and the preparation, consigning, loading, carriage and receipt at the final destination of loads of radioactive material and packages.
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