Course Details

Radiation Safety for Laboratory Workers

Who should attend?

New radiation workers intending to work with unsealed (open) radioactive sources, such as radioactive labelled compounds.

Course Details

There is a requirement for all new radiation workers to attend Radiation Protection Lectures.

The aim of this session is to provide an introduction to the legal requirements and University arrangements for radiation protection within the laboratory environment. The session principally addresses radiation safety aspects of work with unsealed (open) radioactive sources but also covers the safe use of gamma irradiators.

Whilst attendance at the session satisfies a general training requirement, radiation workers will require supplementary training within departments. For example, these sessions do not constitute necessary training in specific laboratory practices and source handling techniques, or the safe operation of equipment. Such training can only effectively be provided within the working environment.

Places must be booked via the Safety Office website (see below). You must sign the attendance register upon arrival. Please bring your University card with you.


There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

For further information contact Safety Office.