Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) course

If you require an immediate RPS training course, available 24/7 on demand, which covers all sources of ionising radiation, then please head over to our Online Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) course (purchase immediately and take the course at your pace). This course will cover medical, security, freight, R&D, food and drink, quality assurance, industrial and much more.

Our online RPS training courses have been very well subscribed and grown in usage (over 1000 delegates registered as of March 2024). Events in 2020 have altered the choices delegates have when selecting training courses.

Onsite RPS Training

If you prefer face to face training then Ionactive offers an on-site training service at your place of work. This service can be delivered as a training only package (if there are at least 6 delegates or more). Alternatively, if the training can be delivered as an add-on to a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) service, there is no minimum number of delegates (if the training is delivered on the same day as the RPA visit).

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What's included in a typical RPS Course?

Radiation safety courses may sound daunting to begin with, but need not be. We will ask you about your use of ionising radiation and ensure that we cover what you need to meet the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR 17).

    Generally the following key topics will be covered, aligned to your specific use of ionising radiation

  • Nature of ionising radiations and their interactions
  • The biological effects of radiation
  • Quantities (dose, dose rate, activity, half-life)
  • Measurements (monitoring, dosimetry, instrumentation)
  • The external and internal radiation hazard
  • Radiation risk assessments
  • Principles (time, distance, shielding, containment)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)
  • Local Rules and the Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • Contingency plans (what to do when things go wrong)

Who should attend Ionactive RPS training?

Our courses are designed for all, regardless of the type of radiation source being used. The advantage is that delegates will learn to understand their own sources in context, by comparing with other industries and workplaces. It's a great way to understand radiation risk. Do you work in the medical sector - if so is this course right for you? Read our latest RPS medical delegate post.

  • Schools

  • Museums

  • Veterinary

  • Medical

  • Industry

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Logistics

  • Security

  • Food and Beverage

  • Industrial Radiography

What people think of Ionactive’s Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) course

Well done on the course, I thought it worked very well and it's good to have something that you can pick up when you have time.

– (JD) online RPS training - January 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

Thanks Mark. Really good course given the dry subject :)

– NS - online RPS training course delegate - October 2020 -

Thank You for a well-executed course Monday and Tuesday. It was a pleasure to see how assertive you were by paying attention to ALL delegates at the same time and making the course content relevant for one and all. I’ve recommended it highly to our base managers as I see others within our organization that could benefit from it

– Claus Thorberg Hansen, RPS Training, July 2019 -

Came knowing very little about the subject, have left with all of the relevant knowledge I need

– BJ, RPS training delegate, March 2016 -

Mark, it's been great working with you over the last year, not only is our house in better order but the wider workforce genuinely appreciate the time you have spent reassuring them

– DF, X-ray Technology Company -

Outstanding Instructor Knowledge, Hit all the important parts, very satisfied!

– NG, RPS Training delegate, March 2014 -

Main objective was to understand radioactive materials better and you have certainly fulfilled this for me. Excellent content and well delivered. Thank you.

– (AC) online RPS training - December 2020 [Transport Delegate] -

Radon Gas - a surprise! I work only with security x-ray systems but found the radioactive bits of the course interesting too. I will be talking to my colleagues about Radon Gas when next discussing our workplace risks!

– BQ, X-ray security, RPS Training (March 2018) -

Thanks for delivering a very informative course this week, it will certainly help me to get back into the RPS role after a hiatus of several years and it’s increased my understanding of the subject matter as well.

– Graeme Salt, RPS training, March 2019 -

Many thanks for an interesting two-day radiation course. Whilst physics and maths is not my thing, I found the material easy to digest and surprisingly enjoyable!

– OM, diagnostic x-ray, RPS Training (Dec 2017) -

Thanks Mark. Just wanted to say I really enjoyed the course, it was really well presented throughout and kept me engaged!

– (TD) online RPS training - December 2020 [Medical Delegate] -

Thank you for providing a very well presented and interesting course (as always).

– Jamie Humphreys, RPS training delegate, March 2019 -

Thank you for an enjoyable two days. As Radiopharmacy is all new to me, I found your course really helpful and learnt a lot that will help me with my training in the cleanrooms and in Production. I have a better understanding of what I am working with and the risks that can happen in the workplace and how training in spills etc is important. I look forward to going through my Training Manual and taking the Knowledge Test

– JW, Delegate, RPS Training, January 2019 -

Great course. Definitely took me 5 days not 2 though!! Mark always helpful and prompt when support required. Definitely recommend this course.

– (LP) online RPS training - December 2020 [Medical Delegate] -

I found material very well presented and helpful, legislation is bit dry but it is what it is. I enjoyed this course. It's definitely the best ever online course I have done.

– (ZB) online RPS training - January 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

I really enjoyed this course. It was very thorough and taught me lots of things that have not been in previous RPS courses that I have attended

– (JH) online RPS training - September 2021 [Research Delegate] -

Very good online environment. Well thought out structure to assist engagement and relatability. Will recommend to other colleagues. Thank you!

– (MP) online RPS training - September 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

Dear Ionactive Team, Thank you for an interesting and informative RPS course which I found both challenging and fun in equal measure - a rare combination indeed!

– (JB) online RPS training - September 2021 [Medical Delegate] -

Very easy to use, and incredibly interesting!

– (WDP) online RPS training - December 2021 [A-Level Student] -

Hi Mark, Absolutely excellent course. Content was very comprehensive and the presentation works very well.

– (PR) online RPS training - December 2021 [Industry Delegate] -

Cheers Mark, great course and definitely one I’ll be recommending

– (SJ) online RPS training - December 2022 [Industry Radiography Delegate] -

Really great course, user friendly & easy to navigate through modules when you want a refresher. I found the course content interesting and would recommend.

– (KW) online RPS training - July 2023 [Medical Radiographer Delegate] -

Thanks Mark. Very well organised and structured course.

– (RC) online RPS training - September 2023 [Museums / Research] -

Hi Mark Excellent course. Very informative. Kind Regards.

– (NL) online RPS training - September 2023 [Medical - NHS delegate] -

Absolutely well done course! Mark explains everything in a way that is both interactive and interesting. Really enjoyed and it's been probably one of the best online courses I've done! Mark also replied to questions very quickly and clearly

– (MA) online RPS training - September 2023 [NHS delegate] -

Course was excellent, content was perfect, the quizzes during the course cemented the learning in each area, being able to review each section and correct misconceptions before moving on, this gave me more confidence for sitting the final test, also being able to access the resource in the future is a bonus. Thank you Mark and team.

– GL online RPS training - March 2024 [Industry delegate] -

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We will be pleased to design a radiation safety course to your exact requirements.

Please visit our bespoke training page.

Is our online 24/7 RPS training course a better fit for your needs?

If you prefer to fit your training around your work and life in general, then head over to our online multimedia RPS training course. The online system allows you to take training at your own pace, either completing in one or two sessions, or over a couple of weeks.