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What is Radon?
Radon is a colourless odourless radioactive gas. It comes from the radioactive decay of radium, which in turn comes from the radioactive decay of uranium. Uranium acts as a permanent source of radon and is found in small quantities in all soils and rocks, although the amount varies from place to place. It is particularly, prevalent in granite areas but not exclusively so. Radon levels vary not only between different parts of the country but even between neighbouring buildings. Radon in the soil and rocks mixes with air and rises to the surfaces where it is quickly diluted in the atmosphere. Concentrations in the open air are very low. However radon that enters enclosed spaces, such as buildings, can reach relatively high concentrations in some circumstances.
 
 
Legislation: Employer’s responsibility in the workplace
 
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act the employer bears the principal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of employees and others who have access to the working environment. Protection from exposure to radon at work is specified in the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1985, made under the Health & Safety at Work Act. These regulations apply to work where the level of radon exceeds a defined threshold, (400Bq/m3) in which case the employer is required to notify the Health & Safety Executive.
 

Our Radon Mitigation Services
Clayton Associates offers quality assured building surveys with recommendations for mitigation measures technical drawings, specifications and schedules of works for the proposed installation enabling our clients to enter the tendering process with local building contractors, which is increasingly becoming a requirement by the procurement departments of larger organisations.