Flashcards in Incidents involving Ionising Radiation PN602 Deck (10)
What are the 3 ways to help reduce the amount of radiation you get at an incident?
Radiation sources can be found in 2 ways, what are they?
Sealed - No contamination risk
Unsealed - Contamination risk (Powders, solids, liquids or gases)
What is the does limit for employees?
20mSv per year
10mSv for fire service personnel
If en route to a radiation incident an epd sounds or survey meter goes above background, what should crews do?
Retreat back to where alarms have returned to normal
Size of cordon for radiation incident?
Min 25 meters
How many counts above background level will deem personnel, appliances and equipment contaminated?
5 counts per second
Where is absorbed dose rates recorded of firefighters?
Its recorded by Command support staff on the command planning system
What wristbands are supplied for contamination of personnel?
What form is to be completed on return to station and by who?
completed by WM