Radiation Protection Audit
Many secondary schools and colleges use low-level radioactive sources as part of the national curriculum in science and/or advanced level physics. Under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (made under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974), the employer is regarded as a radiation employer.
These regulations require all radioactive substances are accounted for, stored properly, handled safely and monitored regularly. This responsibility falls to individual schools and colleges.
Radiation Protection Audits (RPA) are required once every three years.