Radiation Safety Advice
RPA Service Contracts
Radman Associates provide RPA services to all sectors of industry, research, commerce and education, to assist full compliance with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999.
As your appointed RPA, Radman Associates will help with all the technical and administrative arrangements for radiological protection, including local rules and risk assessments, monitoring protocols, designation of work areas, personal dosimetry results, and any of the other 41 regulations. In addition we advise on your obligations under the provisions of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 and transport legslation.
Annual RPA service agreements include:
- Site visits for auditing radiation safety
- Audit reports with recommended improvements
- Indepentent monitoring and reporting of radiation levels
- All hotel and travel expenses
- Retention for RPA advice throughout the year
- Advice on compliance with EPR10 and CDG09
Key legislation requiring RPA assistance:
The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99) - All users of radioactive sources, X-ray sets or radiation generators are required to work within the strict conditions of these Regulations (made under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974) and the accompanying Approved Code of Practice.
The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (EPR10) - Most users of radioactive sources in England and Wales require a Permit issued by the Environment Agency in respect of the keeping and use of sources and for the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste.
The Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA93) - Users of radioactive sources in Scotland are required to be licenced by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in respect of the keeping and use of sources and for the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste.
Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regs 2009 (CDG09) - The regulations place responsibilities on both the consignor and the carrier of radioactive packages on public roads. Largely, the regulations are concerned with packaging and labeling requirements, placarding of vehicles, consignment certificates, and contingencies for accident or loss.
Can we help?
To discuss your RPA requirements in confidence email Jill Wilkinson or call 0845 226 7248.