Radiation Protection Adviser services

Our Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) services are available to all sectors of UK industry, commerce, research, security, and teaching, covering all sources of ionising radiation in the workplace. Formal advice and the appointment of the RPA is a requirement of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17).

Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) services are also available for compliance with the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2016 and the Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 in Scotland.

For the rest of the world, Ionactive provides a Qualified Expert (QE) service in radiation safety. Contact us directly to discuss specific requirements.

Adviser services are normally required for:

  • Determining requirements for Controlled and Supervised designated areas
  • Prior examination of plans for installation (and acceptance into service) of new or modified sources of ionising radiation.
  • Calibration of radiation monitoring equipment
  • Periodic examination and testing of engineering controls, design features, warning features and provided to restrict exposure to ionising radiation.
  • Risk assessments
  • Local rules
  • Investigation of incidents and accidents involving ionising radiation
  • Contingency Arrangements (including development and practice)

Where you hold radioactive material or produce radioactive waste, the following matters will need to be considered by the RWA.

RWA adviser services are normally required for:

  • Best available techniques (BAT) for achieving and maintaining an optimal level of protection of the environment and the population
  • Prior assessment and use of abatement technologies to protect the environment
  • Application, review, and revocation of environmental permits
  • Environmental radiological discharge assessments
  • Radioactive source security (including High Activity Sealed Sources (HASS)
  • Determining if the work meets exemption or out of scope criteria

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