Radiation Protection AdvisersKnowledgeable, Approachable Experts in Radiation Safety, Guidance and Advice
We work in various sectors as Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA), Radioactive Waste Advisers (RWA) and Medical Physics Experts (MPE).
We also work with a range of professions including dental, veterinary, chiropractic and medical practices, universities, NDT, food, pharmaceutical, engineering, transport companies, and research bioscience facilities.
Although SG&A was originally based in East Anglia, the growth of the company has allowed us to extend our expertise further across the UK.
We remain committed to our ethos of maintaining a personal, bespoke, high-quality service for all our clients.
Our highly qualified radiation experts provide professional, knowledgeable, practical and cost-effective advice, supported by a friendly, conscientious admin team.
SG&A believe in investing in the future and our current certificated Radiation Protection Professionals are committed to preparing and guiding our trainees to obtain their full certifications.
Before joining us, the RPAs have worked in laboratories, hospital, veterinary, university and industrial fields, which allows them a greater understanding when giving practical and practicable advice.
SG&A’s affiliation with other certificated and experienced associates within the field of radiation protection also broadens our ability to provide expert specialist opinions.
Current legislation requires employers to ensure that all staff working with ionising radiation are adequately and appropriately trained, and each site is required to have at least one radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS).
Whether the training required is at a basic user level, or for an RPS, whether using x-ray or isotopes, SG&A can provide the course for you. We provide regular scheduled courses and can also tailor individual bespoke courses for your company’s needs.
In light of the pandemic, our regular scheduled courses that were either at our training hub in Norfolk or at company’s site, have been adapted and are currently being delivered on-line as interactive Teams courses. We hope to be able to give companies a choice for how and where courses are delivered again in the future.
Why do I need a Radiation Expert?
UK Legislation – The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17), The Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2017 (IR(ME)R17), and The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2018 (EPR18), state that any company working with sources of ionising radiation (x-rays and radioactive isotopes) have a legal responsibility to appoint a suitable RPA, RWA, MPE or a combination of these.
What we do
We provide you with a bespoke, responsive and friendly service, giving expert advice to support you in achieving full compliance with the legislation required for your sector.
To do this we visit your premises, complete a full assessment of your site and working practices, including an audit of your current radiation protection documentation.
Working alongside you
To achieve compliance, we work with you to complete
- HSE notification, registration or consent
- Application/variation/surrender of permits if required
- Radiation risk assessments including a radon assessment
- Local rules specific to your site
Following the visit/assessment
- Send a comprehensive annual report detailing you RP legislative compliance requirements.
- Give you the results of the assessment of dose and monitoring of your equipment.
- Give advice on relevant radiation protection training requirements.
- Be available throughout your term of appointment with any queries, issues or emergencies.