Office for Nuclear Regulation

Radiation Risk Assessment and the Carriage of Dangerous Goods

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 came into force on 21 April 2020 for Class 7 goods (radioactive material), after a transition period of 12 months.

These amendment regulations amended the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG09).

If you are a dutyholder for the transport of radioactive materials, or appointed as a Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) to a transport dutyholder, it is vital that you are aware of the changes these Regulations have introduced to the way in which Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) Regulation 8 transport Radiation Risk Assessments (RRAs) are used.

ONR has published guidance on transport RRAs. Further information is available on our guidance and resources page