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The University of Southampton
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Event

09:30 - 16:00
29 January 2020
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, The Graham Hills Building 29, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Mathematics and Science Learning Centre on 02380 598810 or email .

Event details

This course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) - the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of radioactive sources in the science department. The RPS will normally be a member of the teaching staff, often the Head of Physics. Any teacher who uses radioactive sources will also benefit. See CLEAPSS leaflet PS75, which explains why the RPS should be a teacher. Suitable for: Teachers, Heads of Department. Course led by Samir Moezzi.

Topics covered include:

  • legislation and guidance, the role of the RPA, RPO & RPS
  • nuclear physics, radioactivity and radiation - teaching and resources
  • storage of radioactive substances
  • using radioactive sources to demonstrate the properties of ionising radiations
  • doses and biological effects of ionising radiations
  • radiological protection and its management
  • responsibilities of the RPS, including Local Rules
  • different types of radioactive sources and their care (including preparing sources for half-life investigations)
  • cloud chambers
  • monitoring and record keeping, including leak testing and contamination checking
  • disposal of radioactive sources

Course Fee: £140 per person attending.

This is for a full day of professional development, all CLEAPSS course resources, lunch and refreshments.

CLEAPSS courses are intended for CLEAPSS members – if you are uncertain about your membership please contact CLEAPSS on 01895 251496. An additional charge may be payable for non-members attending courses.


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