Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) training is one of our core training products. Formal training is a requirement of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). So it’s important to ensure you keep up to date.
RPS Course Bookings and Availability
Are you IRR17 compliant? Choose a course from those listed above to check availability and make a booking.
RPS Course Versions
There are five versions of the RPS course available:
- A two day full course with a written examination (suitable for nuclear, oil & gas, medical, manufacturing, education and defence sectors);
- A one day refresher course with written examination (prior RPS training certificate required);
- A one day X-ray workers course with written examination (suitable for small users of X-ray equipment, e.g. XRFs, Dental);
- A tailor-made full course to exactly fit the RP operations within your company;
- A tailor-made refresher course to exactly fit the RP operations within your company (prior RPS training certificate required).
We can provide the training in our training rooms or at your place of work. Please visit the Market Cross Training Portal for the curret course fees. Discounts are available for group bookings.
To determine which of your colleagues to send on the course use the Guidance on the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017. It states that a suitable RPS must be able to do the following (by the time they are trained):
- know and understand the requirements of the Regulations and local rules relevant to the work with ionising radiation;
- command sufficient authority from the people doing the work to allow them to supervise the radiation protection aspects of that work;
- understand the necessary precautions to be taken and the extent to which these precautions will restrict exposures; and
- know what to do in an emergency.
To stay compliant with the ever changin regulatory landscape we recommend that an appointed RPS attends a refresher course once every three years.
Every delegate on the course receives a copy of the IRR17 guidance (L121). An RPS certificate of achievement is awarded on completion of the course.
Note that an RPS certificate of achievement is not the same as an RPS appointment. The actual appointment must be carried out by company management (as instructed on the course).
So get a head start by downloading the following material:
- Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (Regulations and Guidance L121)
- Respiratory Protective Equipment at Work 2013
- Radiation Protection Supervisors – HSE Information Sheet (updated for IRR17)
For more information about these courses click here.