Our guide to the IRR99 radiation regulations, designed for radiation workers and employers. These Regulations supersede and consolidate the Ionising Radiations Regulations and the Ionising Radiations (Outside Workers) Regulations It should be noted that in IRR99 will be replaced with the Ionising Radiations. Regulations and this document and other ONR guidance will be.

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IRR What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

Designation of classified persons. The RPA regukations affected employees are to be consulted The reasons for the decision are to be provided in writing to both the affected employees and the ‘approved dosimetry service’ The HSE is to be notified usually within 28 days giving reasons for the decision A copy of the reasons for the decision is to be retained by the employer for regulatkons years thereafter IRR99 Regulation Within regulatiohs category, working practices include: Indicate the position of the radioactive source or whether the shutter is open or closed Indicate the state of readiness of an X-ray generator to emit radiation and give a signal when the useful beam is about to be emitted Are designed to be automatic and fail-safe.

Where the HSE concludes that the investigation in support of a special entry application was inadequate, or that the estimated dose was unreasonable, they may direct the employer to reinstate the original entry.

Regulationss requires employers to keep exposure to ionising radiations as low as reasonably practicable. All employees appointed as classified persons must make themselves available for annual medical examinations during work time and shall provide the doctor with such health information that is asked for. Maintenance and examination regukations engineering controls etc. Employees of 18 years of age or above.


HSE regulatiins the Environment Agencies will work closely to ensure a consistent and comprehensive regulatory approach. Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Retrieved 13 January Local rules including the designation of controlled areasdefined as places where “special procedures are needed to restrict significant exposure”. In laboratories there will be general requirements for preventing spillages and for cleaning up any contamination arising from a forseeable accident.

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999

Reg 16 1 A Controlled Area must be designated by the employer where: Prevention of leakage from a container holding radioactive material. Dose assessment and recording. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Approval of dosimetry services Reg Notification of certain occurrences. In all cases the employer must have control over the area in question.

To be suitable, an RPA will need to possess the knowledge, experience and competence required for the relevant field of radiation protection. Within this category, working practices include:.

An employer shall review the decision to put into effect HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Use the icons to navigate and explore our services Close.

Contingency plans Reg Averaged over 1 cm 2 regardless of area exposed. Transportation involving carriage of radioactive sources on the roads is subject to the requirements of the Radioactive Material Road Transport Regulations More Resources Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab.

The Ionising Radiations Regulations

In respect of services performed by the outside worker—. Original As Enacted or Made: In particular the assessment should show that:. Department of Health and Social Care. Protection by written procedures A written System of Work may be necessary where the risk assessment indicates that specific procedures would improve radiation protection still further.


The passbook shall contain the details given in Schedule 6, which regualtions be kept up-to-date during his employment with that employer, and is not transferable to any other worker. Under the IRR99, workplaces that contain naturally occurring radioactive material NORM must take action to limit radiation exposure to their employees and other persons working with radioactive materials.

Trainees aged under 18 years. If no such licence is required, the relevant Exemption Orders prescribe conditions relating to secure storage.

IRR17: What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

Notification of specified regultaions Reg 7: Women of reproductive capacity 6. Accounting for radioactive substances Reg Reg 7 2 Before any use of radiation can proceed the employer needs to ensure that an assessment has been undertaken in line with the ‘MHSWR’ which identifies all hazards with the potential for causing a radiation accident, and the nature and the magnitude of regulationns risks to employees and others arising from these hazards.

Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: Following such notification the employer shall investigate the circumstances of the exposure and assess the dose received in order to prevent a recurrence of the ‘overexposure’. This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience.

Radiation protection adviser When not being used, moved, transported or disposed of, all radioactive sources must be kept in a suitable receptacle in a suitable store, i.

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