Radiation Protection Supervisor

The aim of this training is to provide the level of core competence knowledge, that would make a person suitable for appointment as a RPS, in accordance with regulation 17(4) of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999.

The aforementioned clause states:

The radiation employer shall—

(a) appoint one or more suitable radiation protection supervisors for the purpose of securing compliance with these Regulations in respect of work carried out in any area made subject to local rules pursuant to paragraph (1); and

(b) set down in the local rules the names of such individuals so appointed.

Completion of this course will enable the trainee to:

  • Understand the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor and the legal obligations of radiation employers;
  • Understand the nature and properties of ionising radiation;
  • Be familiar with the units used in radiation protection;
  • Be aware of the biological effects of ionising radiation and to have an appreciation of the associated risks;
  • Understand different types of radiation monitoring equipment and its correct use;
  • Understand the importance of personal dosimetry and dose limits;
  • Understand the differences between internal and external radiation exposure;
  • Be familiar with UK radiation protection legislation;
  • Be familiar with risk assessment procedures and their importance when drafting Local Rules and contingency plans.

This training is in a modular format and includes:

  • The Nature of Ionising Radiation & it’s Effects
  • Quantities & Units
  • Measuring Techniques
  • Principles of Radiation Protection
  • Basic Legal Requirements
  • ALARP Principles
  • RPS Specific Functions

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