IRS has a team of highly experienced non-ionising radiation specialists. RPAs who operate extensively in the field of Ultraviolet safety. This team can help you to fulfil the requirements of the Control of Artificial Optical Radiations at Work Regulations 2010 (AOR2010) and all relevant safety advice published in IPEM Report No. 76 ‘Ultraviolet and Blue Light Phototherapy – Principles, Sources, Dosimetry and Safety’.
IRS UVPAs are available for consultation by telephone, fax, video conference, 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, as your UVPA, should be consulted on the following matters:
- Provision of advice regarding the methods of complying with the requirements of any relevant statutory provisions and codes of practice, together with any other aspects of radiation safety,
- Advice and assistance in identifying departments where a significant hazard from ultra-violet radiation exists,
- Consultation with heads of departments (or their nominees) regarding any required protection measures, if necessary,
- Provision of advice with regard to inspection of the working environment upon installation of a new source of ultra-violet radiation which entails a significant hazard, prior to the source coming into regular use,
- Measurements of the output of ultra-violet irradiation equipment in order to decide if the source is fit for use with patients,
- The interpretation and advice regarding the significance of exposures,
- Drawing up of risk assessments and local rules, where appropriate,
- Prior consideration of proposals for new installations having safety implications,
- The provision, maintenance and testing of safety features and the requirements for testing personal protective equipment, where appropriate,
- Any relevant matters raised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).