Radiation Safety

At Aston, work involving the use of radiation involves both research and teaching activities and these have been subdivided into two main areas:

  • Ionising Radiation - for example, the use of radioactive materials (open & closed) and X-rays
  • Non-Ionising Radiation - for example, the use of microwaves, coherent light (eg lasers), ultraviolet light and strong magnetic fields (eg Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy - NMR)

Common to both Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation is the University Radiation Safety Policy which can be viewed and printed by clicking here. You can also see an overview of the radiological structure by clicking here.

Any suggestions for improvement (or anything you feel useful for inclusion) would be most welcome - please contact the Site Radiation Officer on 3963, or by email Kevin Hughes