The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is responsible for planning, preventing and responding to external health threats, and providing intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage. UKHSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.
As the UK's primary authority on radiation protection, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) represents a significant nationwide resource for industry, education, research and medicine.
Specific functions of UKHSA are to carry out research to advance knowledge about protection from the risks of radiation; to provide laboratory and technical services; to run training courses; to provide expert information; and to fulfil a significant advisory role to regulators, government, the public and others.
In 2003 the Health and Safety Executive recognised UKHSA (then HPA) as the UK's first Radiation Protection Adviser Body which was reaffirmed in 2008. UKHSA is now recognised by HSE as an RPA body under IRR17. Our expertise is also acknowledged worldwide with contributions to international bodies such as the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
As the UK's primary experts on radiation protection, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) represents a significant nationwide resource for the public, industry, education, research and medicine and is the primary resource for advice about radon in the UK. Radon is a natural radioactive gas, you can't see smell or taste it. In outside air the levels are low but it can accumulate inside buildings. Certain areas of the country are more prone than others.
We provide a complete range of radiation protection services including: