Enhancing the UAE’s Radiation Safety

UAE’s Nuclear Regulator identified its needs to improving emergency response programme. The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) of the United Arab Emirates recognizes the gaps between the international standards and the national regulation during the regional workshop on the ‘Implementation of the IAEA General Safety Requirements Part 3: Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards (BSS).
The workshop, organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency and hosted by the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) of Malaysia was held in Kuala Lumpur from 17 to 20 April 2012.
This publication GSR Part 3 is a revision of the International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (frequently referred to the IAEA Basic Safety Standards), first issued in 1996. GSR Part 3 was approved by the IAEA’s Board of Governors in September 2011.
In this regard, the workshop discussed the changes to the old BSS that have been incorporated into GSR Part 3, as well as to consider how the revised BSS will be implemented in Member States.
“The workshop was very useful and valued since it covered many different areas in the Basic Safety Standards. We recognized the gaps between the international standards and our national regulation” commented Mr. Raed Al Adaileh, FANR’s Health Physicist.