Radtrak2® – A reliable long-term measurement of radon which provides the correct average annual value
Measuring radon in the workplace is easy. All you need to do is order radon detectors from us, put them out, record the data on My Pages, retrieve the detectors, and send them into our lab. Your report will then be sent by e-mail or retrieved online within a week.
With us you get:
The biggest cost of radon measurement is usually the time it takes to deploy the detectors, record the data, and then retrieve them again. This means it is important to ensure efficiency and safety at all stages of the process. In addition, high-quality radon measurement offers lower costs and provides a better starting point should a radon survey or intervention be needed.
By using our radon detectors and My Pages web app, you get the most accurate measurement as well as an incredibly efficient measurement procedure.
For radon measurement in the workplace, Radonova recommends following International Radon Measurement Association (IRMA) guidelines. This means you will also comply with the United Kingdom’s method description. The advantage of IRMA’s guidelines is that their recommended measurement procedure helps to save time. It’s important not to have to return to conduct additional measurements due to having deployed too few detectors. You can work out the number of detectors you need using IRMA’s guidelines.
Radon is a radioactive gas, we can’t see, smell or taste it: you need special equipment to detect it. It comes from the rocks and soil found everywhere in the UK. The radon level in the air we breathe outside is very low but can be higher inside buildings. Employers are required, as far as reasonably practicable, to ensure the health and safety of employees and other people who have access to their work environment. This includes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, and taking appropriate action where necessary. Work environments vary greatly in size and nature, but excessive radon levels can occur in almost any type of workplace. Employers are required by law to assess any risks to their staff while at work.
Employers must comply with the UK Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the UK Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. This legislation requires employers as far as reasonably practicable to ensure the health and safety of employees and other people who have access to their work environment, for instance, members of the public in shops and schools.
Radon should be identified as a hazard if you have a workplace with one or more of the following circumstances:
Should your workplace come into any of the above categories it should be tested.
Regulations apply if the radon level exceeds 300 Bq/m³ in any area. The combination of the radon level, occupancy time and workplace type will determine what action is required. The regulations that apply where 300 Bq/m³ is being exceeded are the UK Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017. The legislation requires employers to act if radon levels exceed the workplace threshold. Your radon measurement report will indicate whether you are above the 300 Bq/m³ threshold and need advice from our experienced Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) as to remedial steps to be taken to reduce the radon level.
Where radon levels are satisfactory and below the 300 Bq/m³ threshold, the employer should simply keep a record of the results and review them by retesting after around ten years or if there are significant changes to the workplace structure or use.