Verify instrument is in service, set to proper scale, and has functioning audio equipment.
Note background count rate at frisking station.
Frisk hands before picking up the probe.
Hold probe approximately ½ inch from surface being surveyed for beta/gamma and ¼
inch for alpha.
Move probe slowly over surface, approximately 2 inches per second.
Perform frisk as follows:
Head (pause at mouth and nose for approximately 5 seconds).
Neck and shoulders.
Arms (paus e at each elbow).
Chest and abdomen.
Back, hips, and seat of pants.
Legs (pause at each knee).
Shoe bottoms (pause at sole and heel).
Personnel and supplemental dosimetry.
The whole body survey should take at least 2-3 minutes.
Carefully return the probe to holder. The probe should be placed on the side or face up
to allow the next person to monitor.
If the count rate increases during frisking, pause for 5-10 seconds over the area to
provide adequate time for instrument response.
Take appropriate action if contamination is indicated:
Remain in the area.
Notify Radiological Control personnel.
Minimize cross-contamination (e.g., put a glove on a contaminated hand).