Transport Container Standardisation Committee (TCSC)

About Us

The stated purpose of the Transport Container Standardisation Committee (TCSC) is “to examine the requirements for the safe transport of radioactive material with a view to standardisation and, as appropriate, produce and maintain guidance in the form of Standards documentation”.

The TCSC is a UK nuclear industry club whose main function is to maintain and develop codes of practice relating to radioactive materials transport.

The group provides a number of benefits:

  • Common standards for the UK radioactive transport industry;
  • A nuclear industry forum for discussion and resolution of technical issues associated with the safe transport of radioactive material, based on operational learning from experience;
  • Guidance provided in TCSC documentation reflects that considered to be good practice and complementary to the application of modern standards in compliance with regulations;
  • Provides a mechanism for improvement to IAEA advisory material from the development of UK custom and practice that provides interpretation of regulatory requirements and supports the demonstration of compliance;
  • A support network for development of self-approval packaging’s and provide guidance on issues that arise during design, testing and approval to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements;
  • A source of authoritative information; and,
  • An industry interface with the regulator that facilitates a common interpretation of regulatory requirements.

Programme of Work

Recent activity

To examine the requirements for the safe transport of radioactive material with a view to standardisation and, as appropriate, produce and maintain guidance in the form of standards documentation.

Now established as a CLG with 4 meeting per year (plus an AGM associated with the May meeting). Additional meetings of ad-hoc sub-groups as necessary.

Key achievements

  • Maintaining RMT industry links and providing an advice forum
  • Publication of 18 TCSC standards relating to the transport of radioactive material
  • Influencing IAEA regulations and UK regulators
  • Formation of CLG

Future Programme

  • Review and update of Standards
  • Identification and production of new Standards
  • Closer working with other national and international standards bodies

More Information

Useful Documents

The Published Transport Container Standardisation Committee (TCSC) codes of practice

Links to Other Sites

TCSC web-site

The TCSC works closely with RAMTUC.

Contact Us

For information regarding the group please contact:

John Harvey, Chair – John.Harvey@nda.gov.uk

Peter Lock, SDF Sponsor