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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Association’s Annual General meeting is being held during the Virtual Annual Conference on Tuesday 7th September 2021. If you are a member, please login to the website and navigate to the AGM Papers in the Member’s Area, so you can read important information in […]

Veterinary Radiation Blog

Veterinary Radiation Blog

Blogs written by Professor Pete Cole (RPA, RWA, MPE, LSA) and Steve Griffiths (ex Head of International Strategy Standards and Safegaurds for the Office for Nuclear Regulation Health & Safety Executive)

AURPO Conference Announcement – Liverpool 2021

Postponed In-Person Annual Conference

Special Announcement from the AURPO President

Annual AURPO Conference – Liverpool – Rescheduled for 2022

Dear prospective delegate,

With profound regret and sadness, the AURPO Executive Committee has concluded that we will not be able to run a ‘real’ annual conference in Liverpool in 2021 (which had already been rescheduled from 2020). Instead, we will once again have to delay the conference in Liverpool until the first full week in September 2022.

This decision was only arrived at after much careful discussion taking into account several factors including guesses as to when a full COVID vaccination programme will be complete in the UK, health concerns of our members, potential on-going travel restrictions, extremely poor to non-existent training budgets in many institutions to financially support conference attendance, and continuing social distancing measures.

The Executive Committee felt that the uncertainties of our UK COVID situation moving forward through 2021 were merit worthy of another 12 month delay and we wished to get this news out as quickly as possible.
Nevertheless, it’s not all bad news. We are currently planning to hold a virtual conference in September 2021 which is of course AURPO’s 60th Anniversary year. We aspire to have several ‘live’ talks, include a virtual exhibition, and perhaps even some sort of virtual social event. Once plans have crystallized I will be able to provide you all with further details as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you require further clarification or information then please do not hesitate to contact me.
I hope that in some point in the not too distant future this horrible COVID situation will draw to an end. Until then, please stay safe and protect your family and colleagues.

With my very best wishes,
Pete

Professor Pete Cole, President of AURPO

Published: 02/02/2021

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Health and Safety Executive Updates

Health and Safety Executive Updates

The Association has received notice of a Covid-19 joint Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) that may be relevant to our members and others in the sector, please see below:

Dutyholder’s Arrangements in Relation to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency

Joint temporary Covid-19 Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)

Dutyholder’s arrangements in relation to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency (PDF)

In the light of advice from Public Health England (PHE) and Devolved Administrations on the serious risks to health from the COVID-19 pandemic, HSE and ONR have set out this temporary RPS that addresses parts of the Guidance and Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) contained in Work with Ionising Radiations – Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17), L121 (2nd edition).

If you have any additional enquiries, please use the contacts below:

For work with ionising radiation on premises where HSE is the enforcing authority, please email HSE: Rad.Admin@hse.gov.uk .

For work with ionising radiation taking place on nuclear premises (i.e. where ONR is the enforcing authority), please email ONR: contact@onr.gov.uk .

Last Updated: 11/05/2020

Environment Agency Updates

Environment Agency Updates

The Association has received notice of Covid-19 Regulatory Position Statements (RPS) from the Environment Agency (EA) that may be relevant to our members and others in the sector, please see below: Read a blog by the Chair of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard Boyd: https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/18/the-environment-agency-and-the-coronavirus-crisis/ […]

AURPO Annual Conference 2019 at Cardiff University

AURPO Annual Conference 2019 at Cardiff University

We are now taking bookings for this year’s conference at the Cardiff University! Click here for Conference Information AURPO

Consultations

Consultations

The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) are seeking comments on two proposed Standards:

DS506 – Schedules of Provisions of the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (2018 Edition).

DS469 – Preparedness and Response for an Emergency during the Transport of Radioactive Material.

The Closing date for both consultations is 30th November 2018.

 

Please visit this link to review the Draft Standards and download a Comment Form, should you wish to feedback.

https://www.iaea.org/resources/safety-standards/draft-standards-for-ms-comment