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Suitability testing of non-electronic devices that measure radon in the workplace

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) regularly carries out suitability tests for non-electronic measuring devices used to measure radon at workplaces.

If you provide devices for the measurements of radon activity concentration or exposure at workplaces prescribed by radiation protection law as a recognized body or officially designated measuring point and evaluate the measurements, you must regularly participate in proficiency tests of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) for non-electronic radon measuring devices.

Proficiency tests are offered as part of comparative tests of non-electronic radon measuring instruments and in combination with calibration exposures.

If your institution participates in a proficiency test, send a set of non-electronic radon measuring instruments to the BfS. If necessary, you will be asked to label each measuring device with an individual identification code, which you will receive from the BfS.

The exposures are carried out in the BfS radon calibration laboratory. After the evaluation, you send the results to the BfS and receive an individual evaluation. The BfS is obliged to treat the data obtained or determined in the course of the proficiency tests confidentially. Results will only be passed on to third parties in anonymized form.

You can submit the application online via the federal portal or by e-mail. If you are not a recognized body or an officially designated measuring body and do not require a proficiency test to apply for recognition as a body, you can only apply for the proficiency test by e-mail.


Process flow

You can apply for an aptitude test online or by e-mail to the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS).

Online application:

  • Go to the website of the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and call up the online application.
    • Note: To register online, you need an ELSTER My Business account.
  • The online registration will guide you step by step through the required information.
  • Submit the registration.
  • The BfS will check your registration.
  • If necessary, the BfS will contact you again if there are any queries or additional requirements.
  • If necessary, the BfS will send you stickers to be attached to the devices (identification code) once participation has been approved. Send or bring the devices to the BfS radon calibration laboratory in Berlin.
  • After completing the exposure, arrange for your devices to be collected from the BfS.
  • You evaluate the devices and send the results digitally to the BfS.
  • You will receive the individual evaluation by post.
  • You will receive the notification of costs by e-mail or via your Elster organization account. You then pay the costs.

Submit your application by e-mail:

  • Request the application form from the BfS by e-mail.
  • Complete it digitally or on a paper printout.
  • Sign the registration form digitally or on a paper printout, which you then scan.
  • Send the registration form with all the required documents to the BfS by e-mail.
  • The BfS will check your application.
  • If necessary, the BfS will contact you again if there are any queries or additional requirements.
  • If necessary, the BfS will send you stickers to be attached to the devices (identification code) once participation has been approved.
  • Send or bring the devices to the BfS radon calibration laboratory in Berlin.
  • After completing the exposure, arrange for your measuring devices to be collected from the BfS.
  • You evaluate the devices and send the results digitally to the BfS.
  • You will receive the individual evaluation by post.
  • You will also receive a notification of costs. You then pay the costs.
Requirements

Regular participation is mandatory for

  • officially designated measuring stations that issue measuring devices for monitoring occupational radiation exposure due to radon;
  • recognized bodies that have been approved by the BfS for the measurement of radon-222 activity concentrations or institutions in the approval process.
Which documents are required?
  • Device description with information on the device type
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The deadline for participating in the proficiency tests as quality assurance measures is required every 2 years for recognized bodies.

The deadline for participation in the proficiency tests as quality assurance measures is specified by the competent state authority for officially designated measuring bodies.

Legal basis
Appeal

No legal remedies are provided for.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS

)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

Professionally released on

07.11.2023

Teaser

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) regularly carries out suitability tests for non-electronic measuring devices used to measure radon at workplaces.

Process flow

You can apply for an aptitude test online or by e-mail to the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS).

Online application:

  • Go to the website of the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de and call up the online application.
    • Note: To register online, you need an ELSTER My Business account.
  • The online registration will guide you step by step through the required information.
  • Submit the registration.
  • The BfS will check your registration.
  • If necessary, the BfS will contact you again if there are any queries or additional requirements.
  • If necessary, the BfS will send you stickers to be attached to the devices (identification code) once participation has been approved. Send or bring the devices to the BfS radon calibration laboratory in Berlin.
  • After completing the exposure, arrange for your devices to be collected from the BfS.
  • You evaluate the devices and send the results digitally to the BfS.
  • You will receive the individual evaluation by post.
  • You will receive the notification of costs by e-mail or via your Elster organization account. You then pay the costs.

Submit your application by e-mail:

  • Request the application form from the BfS by e-mail.
  • Complete it digitally or on a paper printout.
  • Sign the registration form digitally or on a paper printout, which you then scan.
  • Send the registration form with all the required documents to the BfS by e-mail.
  • The BfS will check your application.
  • If necessary, the BfS will contact you again if there are any queries or additional requirements.
  • If necessary, the BfS will send you stickers to be attached to the devices (identification code) once participation has been approved.
  • Send or bring the devices to the BfS radon calibration laboratory in Berlin.
  • After completing the exposure, arrange for your measuring devices to be collected from the BfS.
  • You evaluate the devices and send the results digitally to the BfS.
  • You will receive the individual evaluation by post.
  • You will also receive a notification of costs. You then pay the costs.

Requirements

Regular participation is mandatory for

  • officially designated measuring stations that issue measuring devices for monitoring occupational radiation exposure due to radon;
  • recognized bodies that have been approved by the BfS for the measurement of radon-222 activity concentrations or institutions in the approval process.

Which documents are required?

  • Device description with information on the device type

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The deadline for participating in the proficiency tests as quality assurance measures is required every 2 years for recognized bodies.

The deadline for participation in the proficiency tests as quality assurance measures is specified by the competent state authority for officially designated measuring bodies.

Legal basis

Appeal

No legal remedies are provided for.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS

)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

Professionally released on

07.11.2023

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