Radiological Advice

Radwise employ specialist personnel in the field of radiological protection. We currently supply the following roles to support the UK nuclear industry; Radiation Protection Advisers, Radioactive Waste Advisers and Health Physicists.

Our certified RPAs and RWAs are able to fulfil the roles specified under the IRRs and EPR10/RSA93 and these personnel and our Health Physicists have had previous experience in the following:

  • Provide radiation protection advice and guidance
  • Assessment and appointment of Radiation Protection Supervisors as required
  • Manage, organise and assist in the operation of district survey / environmental management programmes
  • Compilation and submittal of legislative returns and reports
  • Assist in Radiation Protection Training
  • Produce technical reports and written advice on radiological safety
  • Produce radiological risk assessments in accordance with Regulation 7 of the IRRs
  • Provide advice and guidance on the designation of radiation and contamination controlled areas and ensure the enforcement of relevant controls and legislative obligations
  • Ensure adequate records of radiological conditions are maintained in line with business requirements and legislative obligations
  • Produce Local Rules to meet the requirements of the IRRs
  • Produce contingency plans to meet the requirements of the IRRs
  • Prepare and deliver ALARP briefs
  • Review dose assessments
  • Provide advice and guidance on dosimetry requirements
  • Conduct investigations into radiological events/near misses
  • Provide advice and guidance on source management and control
  • Provide advice and guidance on the use of radiological protection instrumentation
  • Provide advice and guidance on the use and type of PPE/RPE
  • Champion radiological standards and best practice

Radiological Supervision

Radwise are able to provide Radiological Supervision personnel who can operate as part of the client’s health physics supervisory team or as part of the Radwise supervisory team. Our Supervisors are able to be appointed as Radiation Protection Supervisors following site specific training.

The following are examples of some of the roles our Supervisors have undertaken:

  • Provide control and supervision of nominated staff in compliance with Radwise Management System and client’s requirements to ensure doses are maintained ALARP
  • Ensure staff are set to work in a safe and proper manner with regard to documentation and individual competency
  • Coach personnel in radiological best practice, site standards, and expectations
  • Monitor, maintain and review personnel adherence to radiological standards
  • Perform and record safety tours and inspections
  • Liaise with contract managers regarding staffing and contract requirements
  • Issue and receipt of company personal dosimeters
  • Participate in dose investigations
  • Conduct training needs analyses, staff appraisals and generally monitor and review staff performance and behaviour
  • Manage site specific training (e.g. inductions, R2/C2, C3)
  • Cooperate with Radwise and client audits and agree / progress actions to clear any identified non-compliance or areas for improvement
  • Deliver toolbox talks on safety and other issues
  • Complete company and station timesheets and comply with other administrative requirements
  • Issue and inspection of PPE
  • Perform duties in a professional manner to maintain nuclear safety and achieve excellence in service delivery
  • Update of Radiation Passbooks
  • Provide written reports as required

Radiological Monitoring

Radwise are able to provide Radiological monitoring personnel who can operate as part of the client’s health physics team or as part of the Radwise radiological team.

Our Lead Health Physics Monitors or Health Physics Monitors have performed the following duties in a professional manner to maintain nuclear safety and achieve excellence in service delivery:

  • Carrying out radiation, contamination, and CO2 surveys in compliance with specified standards
  • Perform the role of working party monitor
  • Measure and calculate surface and airborne contamination
  • Perform routine and reassurance radiological surveys
  • Collect gaseous, liquid and solid samples from around the site as directed
  • Carry out surveys and collect samples for baseline assessments
  • Monitoring of personnel and items from contamination controlled areas
  • Coach personnel in radiological best practice, site standards, and expectations
  • Maintain radiological standards
  • Setting up and declassifying radiological supervised and controlled areas
  • Perform Decontamination and monitoring of large areas, buildings or items
  • Perform clearance monitoring duties
  • Recording and reporting in accordance with site arrangements
  • Cooperating with the company and the client in complying with health, safety, and environmental requirements
  • Can be trained in the use of power tools, lifting/ rigging equipment or Fork lift/ Mobile platforms as required