CBRN / HazMat Training Blog

Upcoming ISRP webinar on radiological hazards

Written by Steven Pike on 08-Dec-2021 09:15:00

The International Society for Respiratory Protection (ISRP) is a non-profit organisation that provides education and information about respiratory protection. The primary purpose of ISRP is to bring together occupational health and safety professionals in the field of respiratory protection. Members are encouraged to share their opinions and disclose their research findings.


Argon releases the SVG-2 simulation training system

Written by Steven Pike on 19-Nov-2021 09:15:00

The NATO-approved SVG2 RadiacMeter made by Thermo Fisher is designed to provide critical measurements for nuclear incidents and attacks. It is an essential instrument for the emergency services and military personnel responding to a CBRN incident involving radiation. Argon Electronics has worked closely with the manufacturer to create the SVG-2 SIM simulation training system, which includes the SVG-2 SIM survey meter simulator and simulation Alpha, Beta, Gamma probe. 


Argon releases the Handheld Radiation Monitor Simulator (HRM-SIM)

Written by Steven Pike on 22-Oct-2021 09:15:00

A huge hurdle to giving military personnel and emergency first responders radiation training is accurately and realistically simulating a radiological emergency.


Realistic radiation safety training with the RDS-100 SIM 3-Probe set

Written by Steven Pike on 10-Aug-2021 13:00:00

One of the biggest obstacles to delivering effective hands-on radiation training is finding ways to safely and realistically replicate the conditions of a real-life radiological emergency.

Whether your students are training in the logistics of radiological reconnaissance, learning about the effects of shielding or inverse square law or practicing the principles of safe demarcation, it is hugely important that the realities of the live radiological environment are not underplayed or misconstrued.


5 tools to enhance the realism of radiation training

Written by Steven Pike on 15-Jul-2021 13:00:00

The success of any radiation training scenario relies on the extent to which the instructor is able to create a compelling, hands-on and truly life-like training experience. 

But finding ways to provide realistic opportunities for students to test their understanding of their detector equipment and how it responds to actual radiological threats can often be challenging.

A common issue for many instructors is the inherently limiting nature of many forms of simpler "make-believe" training approaches.


Equipping the nuclear sector with next-generation radiological training

Written by Steven Pike on 14-Jul-2021 13:00:00

 In order to ensure best radiological preparedness, it is important that nuclear personnel are able to train against highly realistic scenarios in relevant locations and, ideally,  while using their own operational equipment.  

One of the most common obstacles in delivering hands-on radiological instruction however, is finding a way to balance the desire for realism with the essential need for safety.


Heightening the realism of CBRNe training with PlumeSIM

Written by Steven Pike on 23-Jun-2021 13:00:00

Providing military and civilian responders with access to realistic hands-on training is crucial in ensuring that they are able to confidently handle the challenges of a diverse range of CBRNe incidents.

A common issue for CBRNe instructors however, is how to deliver a training experience that offers the desired combination of authenticity, consistency and effectiveness. 


Exploring the UK radiation protection landscape post-Euratom

Written by Steven Pike on 08-Jun-2021 13:00:00

The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) was formed in 1957 with the aim of creating a specialist market for the development, distribution and sale of nuclear power within Europe. 


Fukushima 10 years on: key lessons for radiological preparedness

Written by Steven Pike on 01-Jun-2021 13:00:00

On March 11th 2011, the biggest recorded earthquake in Japanese history triggered a tsunami off Japan's north east coast, causing devastating damage to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and leaving approximately 20,000 dead or missing.

The aftermath of the events at Fukushima would go on to have had an indelible impact not just on the more than 150,000 people living and working in the surrounding area but also on the global approach to nuclear safety, radiation protection and disaster recovery.


Radiological Protection: a guide to the SRP Annual Conference 2021

Written by Steven Pike on 25-May-2021 13:00:00

The past decade has seen the UK radiation protection community facing a diverse range of opportunities and challenges, fueled in no small part by developments in science and technology, the implications of the 2013 EURATOM Basic Safety Standards and ongoing study into the nature and scale of radiological risk. 

The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) will address these topics and more over the course of its highly-anticipated annual conference which is scheduled to take place in Bournemouth, UK, from July 5th to 8th 2021.