"Shipping of radioactive materials into/outside the CERN premises"
FOR IMPORT OF RADIOACTIVE GOODS, PLEASE BE SO KIND TO FILL IN OUR WEB FORM AVAILABLE ON : http://cern.ch/radship
The Radiation Protection Group assists the Logistic Services GS/IS in organising the shipping of all radioactive material from CERN to other institutes or external organisations, for the radiation protection issue. The Radiation Protection Group also assists the Logistic Services GS/IS to check on reception all radioactive materials that arrive on CERN’s sites from external organisations. Any person wishing to ship or import radioactive materials must contact the Radiation Protection Service RP beforehand, as well as the Logistic Services GS/IS for urgent requests.Building 24/E-024
Export of radioactive material, click here.
Import of radioactive material, click here.
Procedure to be followed for shipping radioactive material:
Specific procedure, see below.
Check that the institute is listed in the database.
1st case: the institute or organisation is not in the list...
The applicant must then fill in a form in order to provide the various elements necessary so that the institute or organisation can be registered with CERN as an institute or organisation entitled to receive and handle radioactive substances.
The form can be found at the following address : https://cern.ch/radship/InstituteForm.aspx?M=A
A licence or certificate (*) must be provided. If the licence/certificate is not in french or in english, a translation is mandatory. A template can be found at the following URL: https://edms.cern.ch/file/427692/LAST_RELEASED/shipping.doc
(*) A Licence/Certificate = paper delivered by your national authorities, stating that you are authorised to import/export/work/handle radioactive material.
2nd case: the institute or organisation is in the list
Once the results of the gamma spectrometry is known, an email is sent by our Service to the addressee institute’s Radiation Protection Safety Officer (RSO), who must give his/her approval for receiving the material.
Until a reply is received by CERN’s Radiation Protection Service (Radioactive Shipping Service), the material cannot leave CERN.
Once the reply is received, the parcel (according to the size of the material) is taken care of by our Service and shipping can take place (if the material is voluminous, the applicant must contact the Logistic Services GS/IS for packaging it). Shipping are done under CERN responsibility in agreement with ADR/IATA/IMDG regulations. For this reason, only entitled carrier and commissioned by CERN are authorised (no institute/private car allowed).
For all questions related to delivery time / schedule / freight company, please contact Logistic Services GS/IS.
Procedure to be followed for importing radioactive material:
The shipment of radioactive goods to CERN is not allowed, unless a written "ready-to-receive" approval by a CERN transport officer is given. Therefore an intended consignment of radioactive materials, sources or packages to CERN have to be announced in advance to our service.
Since 07.01.2008, a new interface has been put in place to help you with your import declaration:
In case you need help or additional information, do not hesitate to contact the Service:
|Fax||+41 22 766 92 00|
In all cases, the import of the radioactive materials must be made in strict compliance with the international rules in force for the transport of dangerous
goods, under the responsibility of the sender and in liaison with the Radiation Protection Service of the sender’s
Import can start only after agreement of CERN Radiation Protection Service.
Address your packages to:
CERN - Radioactive Shipping Service
MailBox E07210 - Tél: +41 22 767.31.71
385 route de Meyrin
CH-1211 Genève 23
On arrival, only possible during business hours, inform the Radiation Protection Group so that it carries out a check on the imported material and can give adequate instructions for storage and conditions of use:
|Meyrin site:||+41 22 767.31.71|
|Prévessin site:|| Be careful: under temporary restrictions, please
contact +41 22 767.31.71 in advance to foresee any problem.
If shipment allowed, on arrival please contact:
+41 22 767.52.52
Please take note that CERN can not play the role of a gateway for radioactive shipping. The shipping must be done from consignor to consignee without passing through CERN area.
Web Site based on Radiation Protection Procedure No 13: PRP13
Access to RP Tools (access restricted)
|If you have any questions, please contact :
Phone: +41 22 767.31.71
Last Updated: 03/04/2012