The CERN Safety Rules and related documents listed below relate and apply to the Radiation Protection and the risks associated with ionizing radiation. For information and/or questions relating to the Radiation Protection and to the risks associated with ionizing radiation, please contact the HSE Unit:

Safety Codes

  • F

    Radiation Safety Manual (1996)

    This code is superseded by code “Radiation Protection (2006)”. However, Safety Instructions for radiation protection contained in this Manual remain valid for a transition period.

  • F Rev.

    Radiation Protection (2006)

    The code sets out the basic principles of radiation protection and the rules for protection of occupationally exposed persons at CERN and for protection of the public and the environment. The rules include exposure limits for occupational exposure and exposure for members of the public, classification of areas, optimisation (ALARA) including job planning, management of radioactive waste and management of radioactive materials and sources.

  • U1

    Procedure for the control of Basic Nuclear Materials on the CERN domain (1994)

    This code aims at establishing regulations for the control of depleted uranium, deuterium, enriched lithium, thorium, etc., and applies to all activities concerning import, export, transfer and use of fissile materials by the Organization for purposes of scientific research. It determines the responsibilities of the BNM Controller and of other services (i.e. transport and distribution) and draws attention to the duties and obligations of users groups.

Safety Forms (SF)