Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)

Ionactive summary guidance on the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). This resource will be useful for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) and employers, and anyone in the UK planning to work with ionising radiation. It may also be useful to those outside the UK who require a summary of UK radiation protection legislation. Ionactive IRR17 guidance is compatible with the official HSE IRR17 Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) but is written in a more conversational style with plenty of workplace examples and observations and advice from Mark Ramsay (Radiation Protection Adviser).

  • IRR17 (1) - Citation and commencement

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • IRR17 (2) - Interpretation

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • IRR17 (3) - Application

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • IRR17 (4) - Duties under the regulations

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • IRR17 (5) - Notification of certain work

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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  • IRR17 (6) – Registration of certain practices

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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The definition of 'safe' is not strictly an engineering term; it's a societal term. Does it mean absolutely no loss of life? Does it mean absolutely no contamination with radiation? What exactly does 'safe' mean?

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