SI 2019/672
28th March 2019
SI 2019/648
29th March 2019

SI 2019/703

SI 2019/703.  The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019.  Comes into force 22nd May.  These Regulations revoke and supersede the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001. The Regulations impose duties on operators of premises in which work with ionising radiation takes place to identify the hazards arising from the work with such radiation which have the potential to cause a radiation emergency. Where such hazards exist, the operator is under a duty to assess the consequences of the radiation emergency, and liaise with the local authority. Both the local authority and the operator must engage in planning against the radiation emergency occurring, test such plans at regular intervals and provide information to the public. The Regulations implement in part as respects Great Britain provisions of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of 5 December 2013 laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation.