Studsvik offer professional and experienced advice on radon monitoring and regulatory compliance. Our advice ensures clients can safely operate within their work environment and manage or mitigate the risks posed by radon.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which if inhaled, may pose a risk to health. It is generated in minerals and rocks such as granite. Radon can build up in confined spaces, particularly in basements, or in poorly ventilated areas. High concentrations can also be found on the ground floors of buildings as radon can enter through cracks and gaps in the floor. Radon is recognized to be the second largest cause of lung cancer after smoking, with lung cancer being the main cause of cancer related death.
Studsvik has extensive experience providing radon-related support to clients; including the identification of potential radon hazards, prioritisation of sites based on identified risks, management of identified hazards, advising on compliance with the regulations, and calculation of estimated doses to staff from radon. Our support can ensure your workforce or tenants remain safe and ensure your regulatory compliance.
Studsvik can help with assessing which premises require monitoring. Above ground workplaces should be monitored if they are in areas known to be affected by radon. All occupied work places below ground, or those containing an open water source, should also be monitored.
We are experienced with assessing the monitoring results against regulatory requirements and recommending actions required to remove or mitigate the hazard.