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Dartmoor Prison -radon testing, remediation and mitigation

Unfortunately, the scale of the issue will take time to resolve, so it is note worthy that the prison service is utilising considerable recourses to mitigate the radon risk. Under UK regulations all employers must review the potential radon hazard in their premises. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the employer bears the principal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of employees and others. Protection from exposure to radon at work is specified in the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. Therefore, it is incumbent on employers to put appropriate safeguards in place to protect their workforces. It is known that the HSE is looking into the situation at the prison.

The radioactive gas radon is a hazard in many homes and workplaces. Breathing in radon is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the UK resulting in over 1000 fatal cancers per year. However, radon hazards are simple and cheap to measure and relatively easy to address if levels are high.
Contact a contractor member of The Radon Council to advise. Contractor Members

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