Safety Services


Safe handling of unsealed radioactive sources training

This instructor-led course is for staff intending to work with unsealed radioactive material.

Course description

This instructor-led course will provide you with a basic understanding of how to work safely with unsealed radioactive material at UCL.


You must complete the Principles of Radiation Safety eLearning module before you can enrol on the course.

All safety instructor-led training courses are delivered by our team of safety experts.


The course covers the following topics.

  • Radiation risks
  • Contamination monitoring
  • Identify the hazards associated with manual handling
  • Protection
  • Good laboratory practice
  • Dealing with incidents and emergencies

Target audience

Anyone intending to work with unsealed radioactive material at UCL.


Training courses are free to UCL staff however your Department will be charged £50 if you fail to attend when booked on a course.  Non-attendance at first aid courses will incur a higher non-attendance fee.

Late applications

If you have not received your confirmation notification from the MyHR Mailer please contact Safety Services on 020 3108 8592 or email to safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk.

External delegates

Places to external delegates are only offered if there is spare capacity on an instructor-led course.

Please contact safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk to be placed on a waiting list stating the course title and date you wish to join. 

To book

Training courses are accessible using UCL MyLearning. 

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Last updated: Friday, November 5, 2021