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Generic Risk Assessments 5.5 - Incidents Involving Radiation

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Generic Risk Assessments 5.5 - Incidents Involving Radiation
Generic Risk Assessments 5.5 - Incidents Involving Radiation

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Depending on the nature and scale of the operational incident a variety of significant hazards may be present.

The hazards to fire-fighters attending radiation incidents is irradiation or contamination from radioactive materials.

Incidents involving terrorist activity and deliberate release are covers in specific procedures (new Dimensions/Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear).

Key features:
  • Significant hazards and risks - including radioactive contamination, sealed and unsealed sources, dose limits and constraints
  • Key control measures - including training, command and control, protective equipment and decontamination

As with all GRAs, this assessment provides a starting point for FRS to conduct their own assessments and produce their own Safe Systems of Work within the context of local conditions and existing organisational arrangements.

This GRA is supplied as an A4, loose-leaf publication. A binder pack containing an introduction to the series, foreword by Sir Ken Knight, contents, and dividers is available to order separately. The binder is the ideal solution for storing these loose-leaf GRAs. 
ISBN
9780117540774
Author
Department for Communities and Local Government
Published by
TSO (The Stationery Office)
Publication Date
9 February 2011
Publisher's Ref
GRA 5.5
Format
Loose Leaf
Extent
32 pages
Dimensions
A4
Approx Weight
0.25 kg
HS Code
490199