Health, Safety and Wellbeing



  • All work with radiation is to be performed according to the University of Sussex code of Practice SSC-48-1, and the worker requires a radiation licence.

  • All new staff must consult the Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) before commencing work with radioisotopes.

  • All orders for isotopes must be notified to the RPS, and an "Application to Order Radionuclides" form completed.

  • All isotopes received must be entered in the yellow logbooks.

  • The approval of the RPS should be obtained before embarking on any new project involving isotopes (if in doubt, consult the Laboratory Head or RPS directly).

  • All radioactive waste returned to Biology Stores must be clearly labelled, indicating contents, signature, amount and date of return.

  • Laboratory coats and disposable gloves should be worn when using isotopes.

  • Disposal of isotopes - regulations available from RPS



Book a space on the Radiation Safety Training Course


Radioactive Substances

Environmental Permitting Regulations [PDF 12.76MB]


Radiation Policy

University Ionising Radiation Policy


Ordering Radioactive Substances - Open sources 

RSA Compliance Document for ordering Open Sources


Radiation Risk Assessment Form 

Template Risk Assessment Form