Radiation Safety Coordinators

The Radiation Safety Coordinator (RSC) is usually appointed at a Faculty, School or Institute level.

The RSC carries out many of the administrative and practical aspects of radiation safety management in their area, provides assistance and support to Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs), and liaises with the University Radiation Protection Manager on any radiation safety issues.

Nominations and training

Nominations for RSCs should be made by the Dean or Head of School using the form in the download section below.

RSCs are required to complete an external Radiation Supervisor course and the online RPS training module. This can now be found in the 'Radiation Safety Training' area in Minerva which is a self-enrol organisation available to all staff and students.
Enrol to Radiation Safety Training here
Once you have enrolled go to the 'Ionising radiation' folder to find the RPS training course.

Role and responsibilities

Specifically, the RSC will:

  • assist Radiation Protection Supervisors with the preparation of suitable local rules and advise them on the rules' enforcement;

  • work with radiation groups to prepare Standard Operating Procedures and risk assessments;

  • approve user applications and update training records;

  • approve acquisitions of radioactive materials or sources;

  • supervise waste management arrangements;

  • issue radiation dose meters;

  • carry out periodic workplace monitoring surveys and inspections to check the continuing suitability of facilities;

  • implement contingency / emergency actions where necessary;

  • liaise with the University Radiation Protection Manager.