A mandatory introductory session for new workers with ionising radiation, covering the basics of radiation protection, relevant legislation and the University arrangements and safe practice. The course is held every two months. New users must attend the first available talk. Please note that this course is not intended for undergraduate students.
This presentation covers:
What ionising radiation is:
How you measure it - units
Mechanism for harm and the risk
Doses received from typical research work to put the risks into context
Legislation - IRR and EPR16 (especially licences and accounting)
Practical aspects of working with radionuclides:
Properties of the common isotopes used in biological research (emissions; energies; half-life; shielding requirements and other precautions)
Criteria for selection of most appropriate isotope
Please note: If you are intending to travel by car to the training venue, please allow sufficient time to locate a parking space and to walk to the training venue, as parking may not be available immediately adjacent.