New Basic Safety Standards

The European Parliament have now approved the new set of Basic Safety Standards that are to be adopted in UK legislation within the next 4 years.

This will introduce some changes to our legislation system. The two key highlights are:-

  • Dose limit to the lens of the eye will be reduced to 150 mSv from 500 mSv for classified persons; and
  • The out of scope levels for some wastes contaminated with Cs-137 will reduce from 1 Bq/g to 0.1 Bq/g.

There are numerous other changes but if you want an advance warning of what these changes are likely to be then it may be worth you reading the new BSS which can be viewed at

If you have any queries in relation to this then please feel free to contact us.

Article published on employer responsibilities under IRR99

Happy new year to all of you.

At the end of 2013, we had an article published in the “Nuclear Future” publication titled “Employer responsibilities under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999″. The article may be of interest to you or personnel in your company.

The article that we wrote can be read at:

The information contained in the article was written for the nuclear sector but the pertinent points apply across all sectors.

If you have any queries on dosimetry or wish any RPA advice at any point then please feel free to contact us however we hope that you find this article of interest and useful.