The Council directive 2013/59/Euratom laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation (BSS) introduces the new concept of national action plan for reducing radon exposure. The radon exposures in workplaces and buildings with public access have to be considered in the national radon action plan.

On the basis of the analysis of the BSS requirements, HERCA members:

  • Propose a common understanding of these requirements in order to bring clarification when it seems to be necessary and useful,
  • And nevertheless, taking into account the flexibility introduced in the BSS, formulate 15 recommendations in order to support the preparation or the updating of the national action plans, and associated regulations.