Radon in dwellings: validation scheme for measurements

This report (HPA-RPD-047) sets out a validation scheme for organisations needing to show competence in measuring radon levels.


HPA-RPD-047: validation scheme for organisations making measurements of radon in dwellings (2008 revision)

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This document sets out a validation scheme by which suppliers of passive radon detectors can demonstrate competence in:

  • the measurement of radon levels in UK dwellings
  • the interpretation of those results

The scheme includes a review of the procedures used by each supplier, to ensure that an adequate quality system is in place, together with practical tests that assess their ability to measure radon by exposing detectors to known quantities of radon.

The aim of the validation scheme is not only to ensure good laboratory practice, but to address issues such as:

  • data protection
  • record keeping
  • dealing with complaints from customers