SW Regional Event - Practical Radiation Protection

17 October 2013


Dillington House, Somerset
Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT

 

The 2013 SW Regional Event returned to Dillington House in Somerset. Held on 17th October, the topic 'Practical Radiation Protection' proved popular with almost 100 attendees. Talks covered current issues faced and lessons which can be learnt from historic issues. Speakers included those from the HSE, Hospital RPA, Operational HP’s from DRDL and AWE. Aspects from nuclear, aircrew, hospitals, HSE perspectives on practical issues surrounding radiation protection in the normal working environment and both good and bad practices were covered.  With a strong focus on the practicalities of radiation protection delegates gained the learning potential from sharing experiences.

The event consisted of a welcome reception and Hog Roast the evening before the conference.

Delegates who attended will be sent a link for accessing the day’s presentations. Please contact unity.stuart@srp-uk.org  if you have not received this.

A report and photos will follow.

Programme & Presentations
0845    Registration, Exhibition, Coffee
0930    Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction - Colin Partington MBE
0935    Risk assessment, contingency planning and recent incidents. - Michael Nettleton, Health and Safety Executive
1005    An Inspector Calls - Amber Bannon, Environment Agency
1030    Coffee and Exhibition
1100    Dabbling in the Dark Arts – integrating Human Factors into Radiation Protection - Sharron Wormald, Babcock
1125    Practical Radiation Protection in Hospitals and Health Care settings - Debbie Peet, Royal Surrey County Hospital,
1150    Practical RP improvements at reactor sites - Simon Morris, EDF Energy
1215    Discussion
1245    Lunch and Exhibition
1345    Cosmic Radiation in Commercial Aviation - Professor Michael Bagshaw, Kings College
1415    Practical Radiation Protection Challenges During POCO Activities at Devonport’ - Scott Tucker, Babcock
1440    Tea and Exhibition
1510    Practical challenges providing radiological advice to new build and re kit - Fiona Dagless, AWE
1540    The Disposal of Activated Steel and Concrete Shielding Blocks – A Contractor’s View – “Crunchy Betty”, Hugh Abbott, Abbott Nuclear Consulting
1605    Discussion
1630    Conference Close
SW Regional Event - Practical Radiation Protection

SW Regional Event - Practical Radiation Protection

Dillington House, Somerset
Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT

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