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March 08, 2019

Control measure - Substance identification: Radioactive materials

Minor amendment - formatting General control measure link added


April 16, 2018

Strategic Action - Provide procedures and training for incidents declared as radiation emergencies, including authorisation for using informed volunteers

errant character removed


February 26, 2018

Hazard - Exposure to radiation

New guidance approved for publication December 2017 NIF

Tactical Action - Establish, record, communicate and continually monitor the level of background radiation

Strategic Action - Provide procedures and support arrangements regarding the hazards that may be encountered and actions ...

Strategic Action - Make arrangements with relevant organisations to ensure specialist advice is available from the ...

Tactical Action - Monitor radiation dose rates periodically and keep individual accumulated dose records of everyone who has entered the risk area

Tactical Action - Employ the principles of time, distance and shielding

Strategic Action - Ensure the dose limits and all other regulations  are adhered to in all operational guidance

Strategic Action - Provide procedures and training for incidents declared as ‘radiation emergencies’, including authorisation for using informed volunteers

Tactical Action - Keep exposure to ionising radiation ‘as low as reasonably practicable’ (ALARP) in all cases

Control measure - Manage the radiation dose received by firefighters

New guidance approved for publication December 2017 NIF

Tactical Action - Ascertain if the packaging or shielding for the radiation source has been damaged

Strategic Action - Consider adopting a dose constraint below the legal dose limits

Tactical Action - Determine whether or not the fire and rescue service are required to enter the radiation hazard zone

Strategic Action - Provide equipment to actively measure the dose rate from any potential radiation source. See A foundation ...

Tactical Action - Where it is necessary to commit personnel to the hazard area, keep the number of personnel to a minimum