Integrated Radiological Services (IRS) Ltd. was formed in 1985 to provide a commercial vehicle for education and training initiatives and the supply of quality control test equipment which had been developed by the directors. In 1988, the company successfully tendered for the provision of Radiation Protection Services to the then Mersey Region Health Authority, serving roughly 5.5% of the UK population. IRS has achieved an excellent reputation as a high-quality supplier of radiation protection services.
At present the company employs 21 staff mainly graduate scientists and technical support staff, with a significant number holding postgraduate qualifications. See their profiles here.
Over the past 30 years, senior members of IRS have served on a wide range of national and international committees and bodies, including technical committees of the Department of Health, Mersey Regional Health Authority, Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine (previously the Hospital Physicist’s Association), British Institute of Radiology, Royal College of Radiologists, Commission of European Communities, International Electrotechnical Committee, British Standards Institute, Institute of Management, Institute of Directors and the International Commission on Radiation Protection.
IRS has gained accreditation in accordance with the BS-EN-ISO 9001:2008, TickIT standard, ensuring the use of best practice procedures, processes and resources needed to implement quality management for the benefit of our customers.
IRS operates in an ethical, socially responsible manner. At the heart of our business is the belief that UK enterprise can make a positive impact nationwide; improving healthcare service quality, reducing costs, generating employment and assisting in the mitigation of environmental damage.
Working towards these goals, IRS has invested internally to ensure professional development through its people, structures and systems. We ensure all staff have the opportunity for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as we know this makes our business stronger. As a result, IRS are three time winners of the prestigious Institute of Physics (IOP) Best Practice in Professional Development Award and have recently achieved Investors In People (IIP) Gold.
Now and into the future, IRS is proud to support the UK science sector, generating key knowledge and innovation that improves the quality and affordability of the radiation protection services our customers receive.
- To develop commercial opportunities in radiation protection and quality assurance
- To continue to develop the management infrastructure of the company
- To influence and guide the application of technique and technology and their audit throughout Europe.
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