The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019
The Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Health and Safety Executive have published the Approved Code of Practice and Guidance for Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019.
Changes introduced in REPPIR 19
ACoP and Guidance
REPPIR exists to establish a framework for the protection of workers and members of the public in the event of a radiation emergency. This document is designed to clearly describe the Regulations, the ACoP and guidance to persons who have legal responsibilities under these regulations.
Summary of some of the important changes
- Removal of references to transport activities
- Modification of definition of radiation emergency
- More responsibilities for the local authority with regard to setting emergency planning zones.
- More responsibilities for the local authority with regard to the distribution of prior information.
- Removal of “reasonably foreseeable” radiation emergency
- More details on radionuclides and modelling assumptions
- Introduction of the requirement to consult a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) on specific matters
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