Control measure Substance identification: Radioactive materials
Control measure knowledge
This control measure should be read in conjunction with National Operational Guidance – Hazardous materials: Substance identification.
Radioactive materials can be identified in a number of ways:
- UN hazard warning diamond
- Site registration information and risk-based inspections
Materials with the hazard radioactive will be assigned to UN hazard class 7.
Ensure there are means of recording known locations with radioactive materials
Provide the means for accessing specialist advice specific to radioactive materials
Provide systems for recognising and interpreting radioactive materials signage
Use signs, labels, markings and container types to identify the presence of radioactive materials
Identify the location, physical state (solid, liquid, gas), type and quantity of the released radioactive material
Use detection equipment to identify and monitor levels of the radioactive materials involved
Obtain specialist advice from hazardous materials advisors (HMAs), scientific advisers, on-site specialists or other appropriate sources, for example, the National Arrangements for Incidents involving Radioactivity (NAIR) or Radsafe
- HazardExposure to radiation
- Control measureManage the radiation dose received by firefighters