A key objective for HazMat and CBRNe instructors is to be able to devise realistic radiation safety training opportunities that replicate the challenges and conditions of live incidents.
There are a variety of key skills that you may well want to be able to observe and assess in your radiation safety training exercises, including:
- Their understanding of critical search, reconnaissance, survey and location skills
- Their comprehension of inverse square law
- Their knowledge of isodoserate mapping, shielding and safe demarcation
- Their understanding of contamination, cross-contamination and decontamination
Hands-on training exercises can offer an invaluable opportunity to test your students' ability to read, interpret and accurately convey the information from their survey meters.
And wherever possible, these training exercises should enable you to mimic the complex physical and psychological challenges that your trainees are likely to face in real-life radiation events.