The Act is supplemented by the High-activity Sealed Radioactive Sources and Orphan Sources Regulations (HASS), which applies additional requirements on organisations that use or dispose of sealed radioactive sources, for example those used for radiography and radiotherapy.
Organisations who keep or use radioactive material or sources must obtain a certificate of registration from the Environment Agency, whilst those who dispose of radioactive waste or sources must obtain a certificate of authorisation.
Records management considerations
Records relating to radioactive substances and radioactive waste must be retained as specified by the Environment Agency.
The Agency may also require that records be retained for a specified period after the activity has ceased.
Once this period has expired, records should be filed with an appropriate repository, that is, a Place of Deposit.