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Instructor-led course

Provided by: Occupational Health and Safety Service

This course has 3 scheduled runs. To book a place, please choose your preferred date:

May 2020

July 2020

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Radioactive Substances: An Introduction to Suitable and Safe Use


Anyone who is a first-time user of unsealed radioactive substances is expected to attend this acquaintanceship course before they begin the work. Users of radioactive substances who are new to the University should also attend. This course also acts as a refresher for experienced users and for users from other institutions or countries. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end of the session, and a self-assessment exercise of attendees’ core knowledge will be carried out.

Target audience
  • University and Students
  • Further details regarding OHSS’ eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered
  • Working safely with radioactive substances
  • Practical guidance on record keeping, storage, transport, risk assessment, contamination monitoring and personal monitoring
  • Legislation, responsibilities and roles in radiation protection
  • To provide users of radioactive substances with core information and instruction as required by the Ionising Radiations Regulations



One half day session




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