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The University of Southampton
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

CLEAPSS Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Event

09:30 - 16:00
9 June 2021
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 Bookings by email only. 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.

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 and use of all CLEAPSS course resources. Unfortunately due to covid restrictions the University is not currently supplying refreshments or catering for any events. Although there are catering venues open on campus, we request politely that you bring your own lunch and refreshments so that the course can run to schedule.

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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