Education sectors such as schools often use radioactive materials for educational purposes and it’s vital that the radiation sources are controlled, maintained and limited to exposure. Different countries may have various laws about how radioactive materials should be handled, although they follow the same radiation principles.
Most schools need to follow the SSERC and CLEAPSS safety guidance when handling radioactive sources in order to maintain compliance with legislations and regulations. Radioactive materials should be sealed sources and which must be periodically checked in order to prevent contamination and risks for children.
These are some of the safety principles which apply to schools when handling radioactive materials:
- There must be a designated employee responsible for the safety, security and correct usage of the radioactive sources.
- Records of all radioactive materials should be kept with details of their location, purchase date, usage and disposal.
- The educational establishment must have a suitable radioactivity detector that is correctly functioning.
- Radioactive sources should only be used for the benefit of educational purposes.
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RPA UK has radiation protection specialists with years of experience and knowledge to help you maintain a safe environment for children whilst ensuring compliance with relevant radiation legislations, regulations and guidelines. Our tailored and bespoke approach allows us to provide thorough radiation protection advice for the education sector and various types of schools.
We also provide radiation safety advice for various other sectors:
With the ability to engage with businesses in the UK and internationally, we have the expertise for not just national radiation legislations, but also foreign safety regulations.
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If you require radiation safety advice for the education sector, then please get in touch with one of our friendly experts. Our specialists can provide the best solutions and advice to ensure that you are compliant with legislations. With our expert radiation safety advice for the education sector, we can help your school maintain a safe environment.