All governing bodies/schools of secondary phase have a statutory duty to ensure they have an RPA affiliated to their school for the purposes of overseeing the safe storage and use of radiation sources. This falls within the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999.
This service provides an alternative less costly way of complying with these regulations by acting as an identified link with the RPA to fulfil the role of RPO. Read our advice fact sheet.
The RPO is an approved method for schools to use as an ‘official intermediary’ thereby drastically reducing the cost of fulfilling the statutory need for an RPA directly linked to schools. The RPO is in regular contact with the RPA and acts on his/her behalf and under their direction.
- annual membership to the CLEAPSS LA run RPA scheme*
- a site visit every 2-3 years (dependant on historical risk assessment ) to carry out monitoring of the schools implementation of the L93 CLEAPSS guidance booklet
- access via the RPO to a named RPA for both proactive and reactive expert advice
The services is managed by Jeff Morley, Environmental and Consumer Protection Manager, you can contact him by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01202 261710.
*Schools are only able to purchase the CLEAPSSRPA Service when they have membership of CLEAPSS through a LA, as CLEAPSS does not sell its RPA Service directly to schools. Therefore, this service may only be purchased together with CLEAPSS membership.
Page last updated: 05 April 2019