Sealed radioactive sources are used widely in industrial processes, ranging from inspections, to large-scale testing and sterilisation of clinical and other sensitive products. In addition, hospitals use radioactive materials in their diagnostic and therapy work.
Transport is crucial in all industries to link points of production to points of use. Because of their potential for harm to people and the environment, the transport of radioactive materials brings with it special considerations. For this reason, legislation and codes of practice regulate the methods used to transport radioactive material