Radiological Protection



To provide learners with a high level appraisal of the underlying principles of radiation hazards, risks and control methods.


Who is this for?

Managers, engineers, operators, safety advisors and risk management practitioners.

Outline content

  • Measures of radiation for personnel protection:
    – Biological radiation effects
    – Short term/long term
    – Deterministic/stochastic
  • Standards of protection:
    – Limitation, justification and optimisation,
    – Internal/external exposure
  • Means of protection:
    – Categorisation of workers and working areas
    – Engineered and operational control
    – Shielding
    – Contamination control
  • Issues on nuclear plant:
    – Sources of radiation in reactors
    – Contamination monitoring and control
    – Personnel monitoring and operational control

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Explain the principles of radiation protection
  2. Apply exposure limits and means of protection
  3. Critically review radiation protection in nuclear plants

In-house training

F2F (1 day)

What prior study is recommended?

Education, skills or experience equivalent to undergraduate level.

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