Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) Course – 3 Day (IRR and IR(ME)R)

Unit 188, Century Building, Tower Street, Liverpool, L3 4BJ.

Introduction to Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) Course – 3 Day (IRR and IR(ME)R)

 

Live and in-person for the first time since 2019!

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, as well as Schedule 3 of IRMER17 for training of operators and practitioners.

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.

We will be hosting a social event on the evening of Day 2 and would love for you to join us. More details to follow soon.

 

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
  • Ionising Radiations (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017
  • Investigation Of Unintended Exposures As A Result Of Equipment Or Procedural Failure
  • IR(ME)R 2017 – Communicating Patient Risks From Exposure To Ionising Radiation

 

This course is charged at £630 (inc. VAT) per delegate, though we offer a discounted price of £555 (inc. VAT) per delegate to our RPA customers.

Note: We recognise some customers may not need to attend the full 3 day course. We are happy to offer spaces on either the IRR17 (2 day) or IR(ME)R17 (1 day) courses at a reduced rate. Please contact our training team at training@irs-limited.com for further details.

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 Part 1
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 Part 2
  • Performing Risk Assessments (Diagnostic Radiology, Sealed/Unsealed Sources)
  • Implementing Radiation Safety, Local Rules and the Role of the RPS
  • Discussion Session – Local Rules
  • Radiation Protection Requirements for Radiation Workers in nuclear Medicine
  • Personal Monitoring – The Fundamentals and Future Perspectives
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • PM77 – Duties of Manufacturers, QA Programmes and Cooperation of Employers
  • Discussion Session 2 – High Dose Investigations
  • Ionising Radiations(Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017
  • Promoting a Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare
  • Investigation of Unintended Exposures as a Result of Equipment or Procedural Failure
  • Incident Reporting – IRMER 2000: Findings of CQC
  • IRMER 2017 –Communicating Patient risks from Exposure to Ionising Radiation
  • Legislative Basis for quality Assurance in Diagnostic Radiology
  • QA Programmes in Diagnostic Radiology – QADRIS
  • Discussion Session – Investigating Equipment Faults.

Programme

Day 1 - IRR17

9.30

Registration

9.45

Welcome & Introduction

10.00

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

10.50

Ionising Radiation Regulations:
- History
- Principle
- ACOP

11.15

Break

11.30

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

12.00

Radiation Risk Assessment (8)

12.45

Questions/Open Session

13.00

Lunch

14.00

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

14.25

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

14.50

Break

15.00

Questions/Open Session

15.15

Multiple Choice Questions Discussion and Marking

15.45

Close

Day 2 - IRR17

09.30

Sign in

09.30

Recap/2nd Day introduction

10.00

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

10.20

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

10.40

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

11.10

Break

11.20

Part 6 (28 – 34):
- Reg 28 – Sealed sources and articles containing or embodying radiative substances
- 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

12.00

Question/Open Session

12.20

Lunch

13.20

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)

14.00

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

14.15

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

15.00

Questions/Open Session

15.15

Multiple Choice Questions Discussion and Marking

15.45

Close

Day 3 - IR(ME)R 17

09.15

Welcome and Introduction

09.30

Introduction Topics and Licensing System

10.15

Employer’s duties and Employer’s procedures

11.00

Break

11.20

Accidental & Unintended Exposures (SAUE and CSAUE)

11.50

Justification & Optimisation

12.15

The role of the MPE

12.45

Discussion Session

13.00

Lunch

13.45

Notes on Establishing Pregnancy

14.00

Diagnostic Reference Levels

14.30

Quality Assurance of Equipment and the Remainder

15.15

CQC Inspection - What to expect during an inspection

15.45

Question & Answer Session/Feedback

16.00

Close