This section should be completed by the applicant
Employing department: applicants should name their principal pay department, irrespective of whether they will actually be undertaking work with radiation in that department. The Safety Office will be required to communicate health and safety information to that department from time to time; for example confirmation of registration and attendance at requisite training sessions.
Academic supervisor or line manager: the name of the worker’s direct academic supervisor or line manager must be included in the application. The form will also require their countersignature to confirm that the request to be registered as a radiation worker is justified i.e. that the proposed work by the particular applicant is considered to be of benefit and is compatible with the research or teaching interests of the department.
Classified persons: classified persons are those persons who may receive more significant radiation exposures (more than 3/10ths of any legal dose limit e.g. 6 mSv body dose or 150 mSv extremity dose) and should therefore be subject to more stringent radiation safety controls. Such controls include routine medical surveillance carried out by the University’s appointed doctor. All classified persons are required to be appointed in writing by their employer. Therefore, unless an applicant has received such a written appointment, they are not a classified person. Only a very small number of University activities would warrant the classification of workers, but departments must enquire of the status (classified or not?) of any visitor or collaborator intending to work with ionising radiation on Oxford University premises.
Notice to ionising radiation workers: the University is required to inform every radiation worker of the potential hazards and risks posed by their work with ionising radiation. The University achieves this by the provision of compulsory radiation safety information, instruction and training and by requiring every registering radiation worker to sign the sign the declaration on the registration form.
Declaration: by signing the declaration in section 1 of the form, the worker is confirming that they have been made aware of and understand the risks they face during work with ionising radiation, and also that they agree to comply fully with University radiation protection measures and legal requirements.
Having completed and signed section 1 of the form, the applicant should pass the form to the Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) in the department where the work with ionising radiation will take place.