The final step of the Shielding Design Process is the Dose Uptake Assessment ; with the recommended shielding , what is the
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Since shielding design is an iterative process , it is common to return to earlier stages based on the results of later ones , especially as a design progresses from the concept and preliminary design stages through to detailed design and commissioning . A dose uptake assessment might highlight a particular area or operation with relatively high dose uptake that can be re-designed with more shielding , or re-classified to prevent worker access , or perhaps where operations can be changed to reduce the time that an operator spends in a certain dose rate environment .
This all allows the project to present a final argument that doses to operators , and the public , have been reduced to within the agreed criteria and therefore are ALARP .