- Radiation Protection Services
With over 30 years experience providing Radiation Protection Advice to an extremely wide range of industrial users of ionising radiation, IRS is your one-stop solution for all your radiation protection needs.
Our cost effective and responsive service enables you to fulfil your legal requirements with minimal disruption to your business activities.
Employers working with ionising radiations must fulfil legal safety requirements contained in the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 (IRR99), concerned with the safety of staff and the general public. If that work includes the use of radioactive materials, which require an Environment Agency permit then you may also need to consult and potentially appoint a radioactive waste adviser (RWA).
Radioactive Waste Advisers if the permit is for the accumulation or disposal of radioactive waste.
IRS’s team of highly experienced RPAs and RWAs will provide the necessary support and advice to help you fulfil your legal requirements under UK law.
IRS has a team of highly experienced RPAs who can help you to fulfil the requirements of IRR99. All our RPAs are accredited by RPA2000, which is a recognised accreditation agent by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). IRS also holds corporate accreditation as an RPA body with HSE. This ensures IRS can provide co-ordinated, expert advice at all times. Our RWAs currently hold certificates of recognition, via a grandfathering scheme, and are issued directly by the environment agencies.
IRS RPAs and RWAs are available for consultation by telephone, fax, email or pre-arranged visit at any time during normal working hours (Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm). After hours service can also be provided, if required.
IRS can offer expert radiation protection advisory services to the following industrial sectors/concerns where work with ionising radiation is carried out:
IRS is also highly experienced in the management and coordination of emergency situations involving radioactive materials and has been a NAIR respondent for over 30 years. Resultantly, IRS has developed a unique and wide-ranging knowledge of industrial radiation protection needs that often require effective interaction and communication between multiple stakeholders.
IRS utilise bespoke management information systems, developed specifically to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of the service provision we undertake on behalf of all customers. IRS can ensure your organisation receives transparent, timely and effective reporting in a cost-effective manner to ensure optimum decision making.
Our RPA service will advise you in a clear and friendly manner the best, most cost-effective methods of complying with all requirements of the relevant provisions, codes of practice and guidance notes relative to radiological protection. In particular, this advice will cover all necessary aspects of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR17) and The Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2010 (Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA93) for facilities in Scotland and Northern Ireland) that apply to your industry.
IRS, as your RPA must be consulted on the following requirements of IRR17:
IRS will also assist in the investigation of any of the following circumstances:
Following any of these investigations by our highly qualified and experienced staff, IRS will recommend in writing the correct and cost-effective measures that should be adopted to rectify the situation.
The RWA will assist in the follow areas of radioactive material and waste environmental compliance:
IRS provides a wide range of personnel and environmental (e.g. X-ray and Radon) radiation monitoring services. These services will help you monitor the effective and equivalent doses received by persons exposed to ionising radiations. Equally, where background levels of radiation are a consideration, IRS’s monitoring services will help employers provide safe working environments for their staff.
IRS’s dosimetry service is integrated fully with our RPA functions, ensuring our customers receive a coherent and cost-effective service in line with new technological developments. This ensures that the most effective dosimetric techniques are applied throughout all clinical environments.
IRS provides film, TLD and direct-reading electronic dosimeters, with whole body or extremity monitoring available as required. We can also supply passive radon detection monitors. These monitors utilise passive alpha-track detection.
Our flexible and competitively priced monitoring service can supply badges to be worn for periods of one or two months. Badges can be supplied continuously, periodically or on a one-off basis. All monitoring services come with the ability to view your dose reports online and are approved by the Health and Safety Executive.
IRS is happy to arrange and undertake any additional RPA and/or RWA visits at an agreed and acceptable cost. These will be undertaken by experienced and fully qualified experts with many years experience in the industrial sector.
However, IRS employs other flexible, up-to-date consultation mechanisms, including the use of digital images of the industrial environment and/or video and telephone conferencing in order to gain a full and detailed understanding our customers’ radiation needs. Furthermore, an RPA or RWA is always available at short notice by e-mail or telephone for direct consultations. IRS ensures that requests for advice are followed up promptly, with the customers’ needs placed first.
For more information on all IRS’s industrial radiation protection services, or if you would like to speak to an RPA or RWA about your service needs, contact IRS by telephone on: 0151 7096296, or by email at: email@example.com