Typ A Lab

The Hotlab houses 31 Laboratories (rooms) type A, which is the highest activity class in Switzerland.


  • Lab type C  up to 100 LA
  • Lab type B  up to 10’000 LA 
  • Lab type A  up to a maximum activity limited by the Lab authorisation delivered by the safety authorities
LA is an authorization limit given in the Swiss Radiological Protection Ordinance (RPO), 814.501.
Lab C and B are limited to the investigation of small specimens without nuclear fuel

The department AHL supports the Laboratory for Nuclear Materials (LNM), the Laboratory for Waste Management (LES) as well as the Laboratory for Radiochemistry (LRC) which are operating their own experiments inside the hotlab in rooms typ A.