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The Justification of Practices Involving Ionising Radiation (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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New Schedule A1 (practices involving consumer products)

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23.  Before Schedule 1 insert—

Regulation 20A

SCHEDULE A1Practices involving consumer products

1.  The information referred to in paragraph (1) of regulation 20A is—

(a)the intended use of the product;

(b)the technical characteristics of the product;

(c)in the case of products containing radioactive substances, information as to their means of fixation;

(d)dose rates at relevant distances for the use of the product, including dose rates at a distance of 0.1 m from any accessible surface;

(e)expected doses to regular users of the product;

(f)all other relevant information so as to enable the Justifying Authority to make a justification decision in respect of the relevant class or type of practice.

2.  The factors referred to in paragraph (2) of regulation 20A are whether—

(a)the performance of the consumer product justifies its intended use;

(b)the design is adequate in order to minimise exposures in normal use and the likelihood and consequences of misuse or accidental exposures, or whether there should be conditions imposed on the technical and physical characteristics of the product;

(c)the product is adequately designed so that its intended use would constitute a practice that would satisfy the criteria described in one of the categories listed in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 and, where applicable, is of an approved type for the purposes of paragraph 1(d)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 and does not necessitate specific precautions for disposal when no longer in use;

(d)the product is appropriately labelled and suitable documentation is provided to the consumer with instructions for proper use and disposal.

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