Radiation in Everyday Life

03 - 04 December 2019


University of Strathclyde

The Scottish Regional Committee and Non-nuclear Committee jointly organised a scientific meeting at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on ‘Radiation in Everyday Life’ on 3 and 4 December.  Following feedback from previous events, this event focussed on non-nuclear uses of radiation.  The event was held over two days with the first day focussing on the general uses of ionising and non-ionising radiation and updates on regulatory changes whilst the second day was primarily about sealed sources – their uses, manufacture, security requirements, recycling and disposal.  There were also sessions on the specific use of ionising radiation in the medical sector and the oil and gas industry as well as a session on the Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Public Information Regulations (REPPIR) applicable to the non-nuclear sector.
 
The event was attended by about 50 delegates and initial feedback is that it was an enjoyable and informative event.
 
An evening meal at Fanelli’s was organised for delegates which gave people the opportunity for networking in a more relaxed and sociable environment.
 
You can find the presentations from the day below (SRP members only: you must be logged into MySRP to download.  If you attended the event and you're not an SRP member, please email charlene.cartwright@srp-uk.org .):
 
Tuesday 3 December - Day 1
 
Sources of ionising radiation - Jon Taylor (Aurora)
 
Sources of non-ionising radiation - Angela Yeadon (Aurora)
 
Medical uses of ionising radiation - Simon Willis (Aurora)
 
Regulatory changes - Angela Wright (SEPA)
                                   Lindsey Cairns, ONR – Angela Wright presented on Lindsey’s behalf.
                                   Stewart Robertson, HSE
 
Wednesday 4 December - Day 2
 
 
Source manufacture, Recycling and Disposal Peter Swann (Eckert & Ziegler) - currently not allowed online
 
Source security – common mistakes Alistair McIntyre (Police Scotland) - presentation not allowed to be published.
 
Sealed sources used in the oil and gas industry - Karen Gunn (Aberdeen Radiation Protection Services)
 
Source installation - Gary Teague (Gemini Technology)
 
Orphan Sources - Isabelle Watson (SEPA)
 
REPPIR - Dr Richard Broughton (HSE)
 
Failure of source to retract - Shaun Marriott (BAE Systems)
 
 

 

Radiation in Everyday Life

University of Strathclyde

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