Radiation Legislation

Find all current UK legislation relating to ionising radiation and radioactive substance regulation

  • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)

    Published: Feb 10, 2019

    Source: GOV.UK

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    • IRR17
    • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017

    The Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) are the principal set of UK radiation protection regulations for all users of ionising radiation.

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  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

    Published: Feb 10, 2019

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    • ADR
    • Radioactive
    • Transport

    These regulations cover much more than radioactive material transport. They reference and use ADR where ADR refers to the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. It is likely that this regulation will be updated or replaced 2019 / 2020.

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  • The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

    Published: Feb 10, 2019

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    • Radioactive
    • Permits
    • Environmental Agency
    • Regulation
    • Waste

    These regulations (amended 2018) cover many environmental factors, although for this site only radioactive substances and waste are relevant. The regulations only cover England and Wales and make provisions for environmental permits that regulate the holding of radioactive material and the accumulation and disposal of radioactive waste. (Regulation in Scotland is still based on compliance with the Radioactive Substances Act 1993, and the Scottish statutory instruments made under it.

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  • The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017

    Published: Feb 10, 2019

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    • radiation
    • Medical

    These Regulations impose duties on employers and those with responsibilities for carrying out activities including optimizing and justifying medical exposures, and administering ionising radiation for diagnostic or treatment benefit. Whilst these regulations are broadly similar to the 2000 regulations (which are now repealed), they do expand requirements in certain areas – for example, formal recognition of Medical Physics Experts, and the licensing of the administration of radioactive substances to persons for diagnosis, treatment or research.

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  • The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

    Published: Feb 10, 2019

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    • REPPIR
    • HASS
    • radiation
    • Emergency

    The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001 implement basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation and impose requirements for that purpose on operators of premises where radioactive substances are present (in quantities exceeding specified thresholds). Draft legislation for REPPIR 2019 has already been released, but the 2001 regulations are still in force.

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