Radiation Place Standards

Radiation Place Standards

Places where radiation sources (x-ray, laser and radioactive material) are stored and used must be registered under the Radiation Protection Act 2005. In order for a place to be registered it must have a certificate of compliance issued by a person authorised to do this.

The following standards are those used when assessing a place for the purpose of issuing a certificate of compliance.

 

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Certificate of Compliance:

Standard for Radiation Place for radiation Apparatus - x-ray

 

X-ray room or premises. This covers diagnostic and therapeutic uses of x-rays RPA0501

Certificate of Compliance:

Standard for Radiation Place for Radioactive Material – Sealed Sources

 

Premises or room used for storing or using sealed radioactive material. For example a research laboratory or an industrial site. RPA0502

Certificate of Compliance:

Standard for Radiation Place for Radioactive Material – Sources for HDR Brachytherapy

 

Rooms where high dose rate brachytherapy (Ir-192, Cs-137) are used. RPA0503

Certificate of Compliance:

Standard for Radiation Place for Radiation Apparatus LASER and Intense Pulsed Light

 

Laser or IPL room or premises. RPA0504

Certificate of Compliance:

Standard for Radiation Place for Radioactive Material – Unsealed Sources

 

Premises or room used for storing or using unsealed sealed radioactive material. For example a research laboratory or an industrial site. RPA0505

Certificate of Compliance:

Standard for Radiation Place for Radiation Apparatus: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Units

  RPA0506