Principal Investigators/Radiation Protection Supervisors
The Radiation Protection Supervisor for a group will be the line manager, research supervisor or group leader (i.e. the Principal Investigator in most cases) and they will be responsible for radiation protection in their group. However in shared facilities one RPS can be appointed, by agreement, to oversee all work in that area.
Nominations and training
Nominations for RPSs should be made by the Head of School using the form in the download section below.
RPSs should complete the online RPS training module.
To identify training requirements for specific roles and users please see the radiation training matrix.
Role and responsibilities
As the RPS and PI are often the same person, their roles will overlap. In case there are instances in which the RPS and PI are separate people, we have listed the different responsibilities of each role.
The Principal Investigator should:
manage the safety of their projects;
ensure that risk assessments are made and their control measures implemented;
work with the radiation users in their group and the Radiation Safety Coordinator to prepare local rules.
The Radiation Protection Supervisor should:
ensure that work is carried out in accordance with local rules.
Ionising radiation protocol and governance
Guidance to Standard (PDF)
BAT Statement (PDF)
X-ray facility design (PDF)
Ionising radiation forms
RSC appointment form (DOC)
RPS appointment form (DOC)
Local training form (PDF)
RSID user manual (PDF)
Contingency plan (PDF)
Open sources - alphas (PDF)
Open sources - Fe-59 (PDF)
X-rays - XRD enclosures (PDF)
X-rays - Scanco MicroCT (PDF)
X-rays - NDT irradiator (PDF)
X-rays - GE iDXA (PDF)
X-rays - GE CT scanner (PDF)
X-rays - Rigaku XRF (PDF)
Local rules and SOPs
Open sources - SOP waste (PDF)
X-ray - local rules (PDF)