Codes of safe practice for radiation use

The codes of safe practice stipulate minimum legal requirements that must be satisfied. Compliance with the codes is a condition on licences to use radioactive material or irradiating apparatus.

These codes have been issued under the Radiation Protection Act 1965. They are being progressively replaced by codes of practice issued under the new Radiation Safety Act 2016. More information on the new codes is available at Codes of practice.

Guidance notes

Guidance notes give practical information to assist in compliance with the requirements of radiation protection legislation and the relevant code of safe practice.

Other regulatory publications

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