CLEAPSS - Radiation Protection Supervisor Training

This one-day course is for the school Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS), i.e. the person responsible for managing the safe storage, use and monitoring of radioactive sources in the science department. CLEAPSS believe that the RPS should be a member of the teaching staff, often the Head of Physics.

Event details


Nov 06, 2019 09:30 AM to
May 13, 2020 03:30 PM


Education CPD+, Leicester

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This all-day session includes numerous practical demonstrations with the relevant safety points embedded within them, and answers questions frequently asked on the CLEAPSS Helpline. There will also be opportunities to raise issues and to ask specific questions.

Please note this course is intended for teachers. Technicians are welcome to attend provided they come with the teacher who has been identified as the RPS in their school.

Topics covered include:

    • Legislation and guidance;
    • Role and responsibilities of the RPA, RPO & RPS;
    • Nuclear physics;
    • Radioactivity and radiation - teaching and resources;
    • Storage of radioactive substances;
    • Using radioactive sources to demonstrate the properties of ionising radiations;
    • Doses and biological effects of ionising radiations;
    • Radiological protection and its management;
    • responsibilities of the RPS, including Local Rules
    • Different types of radioactive sources and their care (including preparing sources for half-life investigations);
    • Cloud chambers;
    • Monitoring and record keeping; including leak testing and contamination checking
    • Disposal of radioactive sources.

Participants are asked to bring with them to the course: 
A list of their sources in their school (if sources cannot be identified, please bring a photo)

2. Photos of their radioactive storage

To book onto this Session: call 0116 252 3771 or email or use our Online booking Form

: Secondary Science Teachers
Dates: Wednesday 6 November 2019, Wednesday 26 February 2020 & Wednesday 13 May 2020
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Cost: £150 (Only CLEAPSS members can attend this course).
Tutor: Phil Jones

All times and details of a session are given as a guide only. Education CPD+ reserves the right to amend these details where circumstances dictate.

Contact Us

Education CPD+
School of Education
University of Leicester
21 University Road

Tel: 0116 252 3771
Fax: 0116 252 5772

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