Radon is a natural radioactive gas, present in all parts the UK, although concentrations vary with the local geology. Radon is the single largest source of radiation exposure to the UK population. It is responsible for an estimated 1,100 lung cancer deaths a year; most of which occur in current or ex-smokers. Exposure can be reduced.
This training is specifically aimed at social landlords and is intended to provide delegates with the knowledge to undertake their own radon risk assessments. It is aimed at those responsible for tenant and employee safety. The training will cover:-
Assessing the need to test
Monitoring in homes and workplaces
Managing a testing programme
Reducing risk – remedial methods
Hosted by CHC members the training will be delivered in collaboration with Public Health Wales and Public Health England’s Radon Services Team.
The event has been underpinned by Welsh Government funding.
The event is free to attend but lunch is not provided.