Ionising radiation safety
07 Oct 2021







At the CLF, radiation hazards can include sealed or open radiation sources, or high intensity laser-matter interactions that produce gamma-rays, x-rays, neutrons, or other energetic charged particles. Laser-matter interactions can also lead to induced radioactivity through activation. 

All work involving ionising radiation will be approved and supervised by a CLF Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) and must follow the local rules in place for each area.

If your work will involve ionising radiation or will be within the CLF's radiation supervised or controlled areas you must have prior authorisation. Your link scientist should identify any requirements in the planning stage of your experiment, such that proper control measures and authorisations can be put in place.

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Contact: Clarke, Rob (STFC,RAL,CLF)