Employers' Duties Under the IRR 17 Regulations

Employers' Duties Under IRR17

All employers have responsibilities with regards to certain parts of Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17).

Some of the issues you need to consider are:

  • Restriction of exposure
  • Dose Limitation
  • Suitable Radiation Safety Training
  • Co-operation between employers
  • Designation of Classified Persons
  • Dose assesment and recording, along with medical surveillance
  • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 (as amended) permits
  • Radioactive Substances Act 1993 registration and authorisation
  • Transport legislation

Click here to contact a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) to find out more about IRR17 

For full details on the IRR 17 Regulations we recommend you attend one of our comprehensive training courses

As a Radiation Employer what are my duties?

You will need to appoint a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) to advise you how to comply with IRR17.

Every radiation employer has a legal duty to appoint an RPA for the purpose of securing compliance with the regulations.

Click here to find out how to go about appointing an RPA

So what else do I need to do, apart from apppointing an RPA?

There are many things you need to consider if you are working with radiation. Your RPA will guide you through the relevant parts of the IRR 17 regulations, however some of the issues you need to consider are:

  • Radiological risk assessment
  • Restriction of exposure
  • Suitable training
  • Classification workers
  • Dose assessment
  • Designation of areas
  • Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (as amended) permits (England and Wales)
  • Radioactive Substances Act 1993 registration and authorisation (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
  • Transport legislation

As a radiation employer we recommend you attend our Radiation Employers Awareness Course

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