Use the links below to meet representatives from Public Health England Personal Dosimetry Services.
Monday 6th September 14:25 - 15:05
Tuesday 7th September 13:30 - 14:00
Wednesday 8th September 14:30 - 15:00
Thursday 9th September 15:45 - 16:15
PHE Personal Dosimetry Services
Public Health England (shortly to become the UK Health Security Agency) is an Executive Agency of the UK Department of Health & Social Care, and PHE’s remit lies in protecting the health of the UK population, in improving health outcomes globally, and in reducing health inequalities.
The PHE Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, based at the Harwell Campus site at Chilton in Oxfordshire, provides expertise, research and other services to organisations worldwide in the areas of ionising- and non-ionising radiation, chemical events such as spillage, and environmental hazards, for example, low air quality. CRCE's specialities in Radiation Dosimetry, Radon Monitoring, Epidemiology and Toxicology (amongst others) are all based from the Harwell site.
PHE's Personal Dosimetry Service (PDS) is a commercial undertaking as approved by the UK Health & Safety Executive, that serves employers working with ionising radiation in the industrial, research and medical sectors, by assessing radiation doses to their employees. This is carried out by means of passive personal dosemeters which are worn by the employee for a defined period and which are then returned to PDS for processing and reporting. PDS uses its years of experience and evidence-based science to inform both PHE’s advice to government and users of radiation worldwide.
The link to PHE's Personal Dosimetry Service (PDS) webpage includes access to the datasheets and the newsletter.
STOP PRESS: PDS expects its Laboratory and associated processes to be accredited to ISO17025 standard within the next few weeks, and will share its certificate with interested parties once available.