Peak RPA :  Accredited & Independent Radiation Protection & Radioactive Waste Advisers

We are a consultancy company that specialises in providing radiation protection and radioactive waste advice to organisations that use sources of ionising radiation.

Full radiological services..

We offer a range of on-site services designed to help companies and academic institutions maintain legislative compliance and the safe use of ionising radiation sources. In the UK these services include:

  • Statutory appointment as RPA as may be required under Reg. 14 of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
  • Statutory appointment as RWA (radioactive waste adviser) as required by EPR / RSA permits
  • Audits to prepare clients for inspection by the regulatory authorities in the UK (HSE, EA, NRW, SEPA, NIEA, ONR)
  • Annual testing of hand held contamination meters (on-site)
  • Leak testing of sealed sources
  • Radiation safety training courses : tailored onsite training for radiation protection supervisors (RPS training) and users (new and refresher)
  • Contingency plan training courses : practical training covering the actions to follow during a spillage, fire or other radiological incident
  • Radiological risk assessment advice

For more detailed information click on the 'Our services' link above.


Within the Company we have over 35 years radiological safety experience. Ongoing appointments include:

  • RPA appointment to more than 40 UK universities and private companies using open, closed and x-ray sources in research
  • RPA appointment to museums that display and store radioactive geological specimens
  • RPA appointment to schools and colleges using low activity sealed sources e.g. cobalt-60
  • RPA appointment to veterinary surgeries using fixed and mobile x-ray equipment
  • Radiological surveys of contaminated land and laboratories
  • Project managing the decommissioning of radioactively contaminated sites
  • Providing detailed aqueous, gaseous and solid waste environmental impact assessments for submission to the Environment Agency / NRW / SEPA with clients' EPR / RSA3 applications

Our experienced Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs) are certificated under the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) approved RPA2000 scheme.

Interpretation of UK legislation...

We can provide you simple, concise advice on how relevant sections of UK radiation legislation affect your site. Legislation covered includes:

  • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)
  • Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) 2016
  • Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA93) - Scotland
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG 2009)
  • Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 (REPPIR)
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005

For our guide to current UK legislation click on the 'Legislation' link above.

Fast response...

Based in the Peak District, we are within easy travelling distance of most locations in the UK and our current client base reflects this with private companies and universities throughout mainland UK using our services.

Contact...To discuss your organisation's radiation safety requirements please contact us directly.


Value!...Our on site radiation safety courses are specifically tailored to each organisation to provide maximum relevance and value. Our trainers come to you, thus minimising your downtime.

Practical & enjoyable!...Courses include practical training sessions, such as spill and personal contamination simulations, sealed source incident scenarios, dose assessment and monitor training exercises.

For more details visit our training page here.



























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