Radiation Safety Advice

This section of our resource presents a number of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding 'do I need a RPA', 'do I need an RPS', 'do I need a RWA' and similar.

  • Do I need local rules?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • Local Rules
    • Controlled Area
    • IRR17
    • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
    • RPS
    • Radiation Protection Supervisor

    Local rules are required by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) wherever an employer is required to designate a controlled area for use of ionising radiation.

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  • Do I need a RPS (Radiation Protection Supervisor)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • RPS
    • Radiation Protection Supervisor
    • IRR17
    • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
    • Local Rules
    • Ionising Radiation

    You need a radiation protection supervisor (RPS) where you have local rules - as required by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17).

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  • Do I need a RPA (Radiation Protection Adviser)

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Radiation Protection Resource

      Tags:
    • RPA
    • Radiation Protection Adviser
    • IRR17
    • Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017

    A brief summary of why you will likely need an RPA (Radiation Protection Adviser) if you work with ionising radiation in the UK.

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  • Difference between a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) and a Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA)?

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

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