Food Purple

Radiation Safety Awareness: X-ray screening systems in the food industry course

Short course

This short course is suitable for quality assurance, engineering, operator and supervisory roles within the food industry. It would also be a useful awareness course for others who work around x-ray machines in their work area. It's perfect as an introduction to radiation safety awareness, as well as a refresher on the latest safety standards and practices using x-ray equipment. Completing this course will ensure your employer meets the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) with respect to training. All delegates have 3 years access to all training materials including all updates. The course is not designed for Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) level delegates (please see our other courses). If you have several delegates ask us about a package price!

£96 inc VAT

Purchase order
2-3 hours
8 x Modules
Audio content

Course overview

This course consists of approx. 2 hours* of learning, packed into 8 concise modules during which you will:

  1. Receive a brief introduction to x-ray screening systems.
  2. Understand what ionising radiation (x-rays) are.
  3. Understand the low radiation health risks from using x-ray systems.
  4. Note the principles used for x-ray unit radiation protection.
  5. Recognise how we monitor for radiation around the screening systems (and what the results mean).
  6. Be aware of the content of radiation risk assessment.
  7. Practice the requirements of Local Rules (the do's and the do not).
  8. Understand the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor (who you may need to seek advice from).

Throughout this course we will present you with interactive quizzes and puzzles to aid your learning. At the end of the course, you will take a short test ("open book") and receive a certificate once you pass. Your company can nominate an employee (e.g. training coordinator) to be given admin rights so they can monitor delegate progress (useful if several delegates from the same company are taking the course).

Your tutor is Mark Ramsay, Radiation Protection Adviser for Ionactive Consulting Limited. If you have any difficulties with the course content please feel free to chat with Mark using the inbuilt messaging service.

After completing the course each delegate has three years continuous access to all the training content, including all updates and upgrades. The training course therefore becomes a live training manual accessible wherever there is an internet connection.

A 'block booking' discounted price may be possible for several delegates being booked from the same company - just ask!

Although the examples in the course use food screening systems with food for human consumption, this would be equally suitable for those using x-ray units to screen pet food, or other similarly sized items. We provide a separate radiation safety awareness course for those working in the security, cargo and freight sector.

*Although we estimate 2-3 hours of training, the delegate can take the course at their own pace, there is no time limit. The delegate can also log in and out of their training course as they like, so complete over several shorter sessions if desired.

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