Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) Refresher and Update Course

Online via Microsoft Teams

Introduction to Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) Refresher and Update Course

To cater for Radiation Protection Supervisors who have fulfilled this role for a number of years, though require a periodic update of knowledge as part of ongoing CPD, IRS runs regular RPS update courses.

The update course offers individuals the opportunity to keep fully informed of any relevant changes to legislation, or the introduction of new techniques and radiation protection measures.

This course has been designed for anyone who has already received training to act as a Radiation Protection Supervisor and wishes to refresh their skills and knowledge.

 

Please note, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this is an online course only at present. We hope to return to in-person courses at the IRS offices soon.

 

This course is charged at £206 (inc. VAT) per delegate, though we offer a discounted price to our RPA customers; please contact us for more information prior to ordering.

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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Topics covered by the Refresher course include:

  • The Nature of Ionising Radiation and Biological Effects
  • Radiation We Live with and Basic Principles of Radiation Protection
  • Dose Quantities and Measurement of Ionising Radiation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)
  • Risk Assessment – Diagnostic Radiology, Sealed and Unsealed sources
  • Implementing Radiation Safety – Local Rules and the Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • Personal Monitoring – The Fundamentals and New Technology

Programme

Day 1

9.00

Registration

9.20

Welcome & Introduction

9.30

Overview of Fundamentals of Ionising Radiation and Radiation Protection

10.15

Legislation - The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) Part 1, Regs 1 – 16

11.00

Break

11.15

Legislation - The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) Part 2, Regs 17 – 43

12.00

Practical Radiation Safety - What makes a good Risk Assessment?

12.30

Lunch

13.00

Implementing Radiation Safety – Local Rules and the Role of the RPS

13.30

Wearing PPE and Monitoring – Why Do We Do It?

14.00

Personal Protective Equipment

14.30

Break

14.45

What happens during an HSE Inspection? Enforcing the Regulations

15.15

Multiple Choice Questionnaire

15.45

Q & A Session

16.00

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