3 Day IRR17 Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) Course

Online via Microsoft Teams

Introduction to 3 Day IRR17 Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) Course

Our course for Radiation Protection Supervisors, Operators and Practitioners ensures that participants receive the necessary core of knowledge instruction in radiation protection in medical practice, supporting their role to act in any of these capacities.

The course content has been developed to meet requirements outlined in Regulation 18 of IRR17 concerned with local rules and the Radiation Protection Supervisor.

This is a three day course that will equip qualified radiographers with the underpinning theoretical knowledge and understanding necessary to operate as Radiation Protection Supervisors.

 

Course Topics Include:

  • Risks From Ionising Radiation & Principles Of Radiation Protection
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
  • Performing Risk Assessments (Diagnostic Radiology, Sealed/Unsealed Sources)
  • Implementing Radiation Safety, Local Rules And The Role Of The RPS (Review Latest L121 Guidance)
  • Personal Monitoring – The Fundamentals And Future Perspectives

 

This course is charged at £831 (ex. VAT) per delegate, or £728 (ex. VAT) if IRS are your appointed RPA. Please contact our training team at training@irs-limited.com for discount information.

For more information about IRS’s RPA services, please visit our Sector Services page or, to speak to one of our team, please contact us here.

 

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The following topics are covered by our experienced Lecture team:

  • Nature of Ionising Radiation & Biological Effects
  • Risks from Ionising Radiation & Principles of Radiation Protection
  • Dose Quantities and Measurement of Ionising Radiations
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) – History & Principles
  • Radiation Risk Assessment
  • IRR17 Regulations
  • Questions/Open Session
  • Multiple Choice Questions, Discussion and Marking Session

Programme

Day 1

09.00

Registration

09.45

Welcome and Introduction

10.00

Introduction Topics:
- Nature of Ionising Radiation and Biological Effects
- Risks from Ionising Radiation and Principles of radiation protection
- Dose Quantities and measurement of Ionising radiation

10.50

Part 1/Part 2 (5-7):
- Reg 1 – Citation and Commencement
- Reg 2 – Interpretation
- Reg 3 – Application
- Reg 4 – Duties under the Regulations
- HSE graded approach
- Schedule 1
- Schedule 2

11.20

Break

1130

Radiation Risk Assessment (8)

12.15

Exercise – Risk Assessment

12.45

Lunch

13.30

Part 2 (9):
- Reg 9 - Restriction of Exposure
- Legislative
- Practical elements/ dose control measures
- Radioactive substances

13.55

Part 2 (10 - 13):
- Reg 10 - PPE
- Reg 11 – Maintenance and examination of engineering controls/PPE
- Reg 12 – Dose Limitation
- (Schedule 3)
- Reg 13 – Contingency Plans

14.20

Recap/outline case study

14.30

Break

14.45

Case Study

16.00

Case Study - Feedback

16.15

Close

Day 2

09.00

Sign In

09.45

Recap/2nd Day Introduction

10.00

Ionising Radiation Regulations:
- History
- Principle
- ACOP

10.25

Part 3 (15 - 16):
- Reg 15 – Information, Instruction and Training
- Reg 16 – Co-Operation between employers

10.45

Part 3 (14):
- Reg 14 – Radiation Protection Advisor
- (Schedule 4)

11.05

Break

11.20

Part 4 (18):
- Reg 18 – Local Rules and Radiation Protection Supervisors

11.50

Exercise – Local Rules

12.20

Lunch

13.20

Part 4 (17, 19 – 20):
- Reg 17 – Designation of controlled or supervised areas
- Reg 19 – Additional Requirements for designated areas
- Reg 20 – Monitoring of designated area

14.00

Recap/outline case study

14.15

Break

14.30

Case Study

16.00

Case Study – Feedback

16.15

Close

Day 3

09.00

Sign In

09.45

Recap/2nd Day introduction

10.00

HSE Inspection – what to expect during an inspection

10.40

Part 5 (21 – 27):
- Reg 21 – Designation of Classified Persons
- Reg 22 - Dose Assessment and Recording
- Reg 23 – Estimated and notional doses and special entries
- Reg 24 – Dosimetry for accidents
- Reg 25 – Medical Surveillance
- Reg 26 – Investigation and notification of overexposure
- Reg 27 – Dose limitation for overexposed employees
- Schedule 5
- Schedule 6

11.20

Break

11.40

Part 7 (35 - 43):
- Reg 35 - Duties of employees
- Reg 36 – Approval of dosimetry services
- Reg 37 – Defence on contravention
- Reg 38 – Exemption certificates
- Reg 39 – Extension outside GB
- Reg 40 – Modification relating to the ministry of defence
- Reg 41- Transitional provisions and savings
- Schedule 8
- Reg 42 – Modifications and revocation
- Schedule 9

11.55

Exercise – classification of staff

12.20

Lunch

13.20

Part 6 (28 – 34):
- Reg 29 – Accounting for radioactive substances
- Schedule 7
- Reg 30 – Keeping and moving of radioactive substances
- Reg 31 – Notification of certain occurrences
- Reg 32 – Duties of manufacturers of articles for use in work with ionising radiation
- Reg 34 – misuse of or interference with sources of ionising radiation

14.00

IRMER overview

14.20

Recap/outline case study

14.30

Break

14.40

Case study

16.00

Case Study – Feedback

16.15

Close