Some radiation monitoring tasks do not require experienced radiation monitoring surveyors. An example of such a task can be single instrument, repetitive monitoring of flat surfaces where clear rules, alarm levels and monitoring speeds are set. This type of monitoring regime is typical of Clearance Monitoring.
Clearance monitoring is not primarily carried out for the purposes of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. It is carried out for the purposes of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 plus amendments. The degree of training for clearance monitoring must be balanced with a number of factors:
- the level of complexity of the monitoring task;
- the level of trust that may be instilled in the surveyor;
- the issue of independence (how will it be viewed if you monitor your own materials as clean?);
- the level of divergence the monitoring system allows (is it a simple yes/no system or is there a greater level of decision making involved?);
Our Clearance Monitoring Training course is a tailor-made course for the type of clearance monitoring system you have in place, or intend to have in place with our guidance. It is typically a three day course and delegates are expected to have at least had some prior Basic Radiological Protection Training.
Clearance Monitoring Training includes the following:
- Preliminary instrument checks;
- Monitoring speed;
- Action levels;
- Data recording;
- Quality assurance.
This course also complements our Innovation Monitoring service where the client has chosen to use in-house personnel to to carry out the monitoring part of a clearance regime designed by RITE Advice Ltd.