Radiation protection advisers are accustomed to carrying out internal audit in organizations for which they provide services but, traditionally, external audit has not been a part of the radiation protection adviser function.
To provide an external audit function, two teams of radiation protection advisers undertook external radiation protection audits of their respective organizations, including the radiation protection adviser function itself.
These audits were more representative of audits or inspections carried out by government agencies, for example the Health and Safety Executive and the former Inspectorate of Pollution, now the Environment Agency.
Subsequently, reports, including recommendations for remedial action, were prepared for each management by the external auditors.
The process of setting up and carrying out the external audits is described.
Guidelines are suggested for those seeking to carry out an external audit.
Mots-clés Pascal : Protection rayonnement, Rayon X, Hôpital, Audit, Externe, Législation, Recommandation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radiation protection, X ray, Hospital, Audit, External, Legislation, Recommendation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0009259
Code Inist : 002B30A04C. Création : 21/05/1997.