This e-learning module is designed to give an overview and awareness of Radiation. It examines the health risks from ionising radiation and is based around a scenario featuring the story of an incident involving the transport of radioactive materials. The tutorials examine the hazards to casualties and risks to staff during a radiation incident and how to minimise them.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for planning, preventing and responding to external health threats, and providing intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage. UKHSA will ensure the nation can respond quickly and at greater scale to deal with pandemics and future threats. As a Category One responder under the Civil Contingencies Act, we provide Emergency Preparedness and Response Training and Exercises for our staff and external stakeholders. Attendance at some of our events are provided to third parties on a commercial basis subject to availability of places.