Radiation Protection Glossary

A radiation protection glossary for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS), Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) and anyone else interesting in radiation safety terms and definitions. The glossary is a mixture of health physics , phrases related to radiation protection legislation, transport, practical safety, technical terms and similar.

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Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) are a UK statutory law regarding work with ionising radiation. They apply to all UK employers (and the self-employed) and detail the requirements for protecting employees who work with ionising radiation, other person who may be affected and members of the public. Ionactive has produced an online guide to the regulations and can be found here: IRR17 Radiation Protection Guide by Ionactive.

External link to Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) (2017 No. 1075 on the gov.uk website)

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