Radiation Safety Consultancy

Aurora has industry-leading experience providing expert radiation protection advice on all areas of radiation safety, to all key market sectors.

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Radiation Safety Consultancy

Aurora has industry-leading experience providing expert radiation protection advice on all areas of radiation safety, to all key market sectors.

Do I Need Radiation Safety Consultancy?

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) require organisations working with radioactive substances or X-ray sets to consult with a suitable Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) as to what they need to do to comply with the law. IRR17 can also apply to organisations working with materials that contain naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) as encountered in the oil and gas industry.

Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs)

Radioactive Waste Advisers (RWAs)

Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs)

Our radiation safety consultancy teams will provide you with the specialised advice you need to comply with IRR17 and a wide range of other radiation legislation. We maintain a certified team of RPAs, Radioactive Waste Advisers (RWAs), and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs), who will provide companies across all market sectors with the key radiation safety consultancy services you need.

Business insight: Enabling clients to realise tens of £millions of value

GlaxoSmithKline

Decommissioning of GSK’s The Frythe, Beckenham and Harlow to leave the sites with no future radiological restrictions, and subsequent cancellation of the EPR10 Permits. The Sites’ have since been sold for £millions.

The services provided by Aurora have been of an exemplary standard. They are technically very sound, behave with integrity, are sensitive to both the needs of the customer and the over-arching regulatory requirements

Dr Alan S Muir, Manager Radiation Safety UK, GlaxoSmithKline

Organisations choose Aurora. Here’s why.

All our professionals meet the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) criteria of competence and have the necessary experience and expertise to advise on your organisation’s uses of radiation. We are able to advise on a wide range of subjects. Typical topics on which Aurora RPAs are requested to provide advice on include the following:

  • RPA appointments
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE) notification of work
  • Prior risk assessments
  • Contingency plans
  • Training in radiation protection
  • Restriction of exposure and keeping radiation doses as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP)
  • Dose assessment and recording
  • Radiological designation of areas and restriction on access
  • Control and accountancy of radioactive substances
  • Maintenance and examination of engineering controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Local rules and safe systems of work
  • Selection, calibration, and use of radiation monitoring equipment
  • Leak testing sealed sources

In addition to providing RPA advice in accordance with IRR17, Aurora provides radiation safety consultancy services to help clients ensure compliance with other radiation specific legislation, including The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR16), The Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2011, The Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Public Information Regulations 2001 (REPPIR), and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG09), as amended.

Contact us about our work

To talk to us further about our world-class radiation safety consultancy, get in touch using the online form or call us on +44 1235 820049.
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Glenn Hardcastle

Glenn Hardcastle

Director, RPA & RWA

Tel: 01235 820049 Email: enquiries@aurorahp.co.uk