Courses

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)

This half day course explains exposures to radiation from natural sources.

This includes radon, and those encountered in industries working with naturally occurring radioactive materials, e.g. mining, oil industries etc. This course considers the radiation protection measures that need to be put into place for these sources.

Topics covered are, atoms and matter, radioactivity, different types of ionising radiation and properties and units of ionising radiation.

Background to NORM is provided, including the Sources of NORM, natural radioactive series, radionuclides of concern, natural uranium and thorium content of rocks, Variation with rock type, age of rocks, depth etc.

Internal and external radiation hazards are covered along with the control of the contamination hazard and measurement of NORM.

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) for X-rays

This is a one-day course for those wishing to become Radiation Protection Supervisors.

The content of the course covers the “core of knowledge” training for appointment as a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) as specified by the Health and Safety Executive and is specific to X-ray systems only.

The objectives of the course are for the delegate to be able to:

  • Describe the nature and properties of X-rays
  • State the units of ionising radiation
  • Describe the biological effects of ionising radiation and to have an appreciation of the associated risks
  • Explain the different types of radiation monitoring equipment
  • Describe the importance of personal dosimetry and dose limits
  • State the requirements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations
  • Explain the role and duties of a Radiation Protection SupervisorThe course ends with a written assessment and issue of a certificate for successful delegates.

    This course is not suitable for persons wishing to be a RPS for any other use of radiation

RPS Refresher

This one-day course provides refresher training for existing RPS.

It is designed to build on an individual’s experience of working with ionising radiation and to demonstrate the practical application of current legislation and associated guidance

The course ends with a written assessment and issue of a certificate for successful delegates. By the end of the course delegates will understand the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor and the legal obligations of radiation employers and be:

  • Familiar with the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
  • Familiar with the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.
  • Capable of carrying out risk assessments related to their work with ionising radiation.
  • Capable of drafting local rules and contingency plans.

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)

This is a two-day course for those wishing to become Radiation Protection Supervisors.

The content of the course covers the “core of knowledge” training for appointment as a Radiation Protection Supervisor as specified by the Health and Safety Executive.

The course ends with a written assessment and issue of a certificate for successful delegates who should by then:

  • Understand the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor and the legal obligations of radiation employers.
  • Understand the nature and properties of ionising radiation.
  • Be familiar with the units used in radiation protection.
  • Be familiar with the biological effects of ionising radiation and to have an appreciation of the associated risks.
  • Be aware of different types of radiation monitoring equipment and its correct use.
  • Understand the importance of personal dosimetry and dose limits.
  • Understand the differences between internal and external radiation exposure.
  • Be familiar with UK radiation protection legislation.
  • Be familiar with risk assessment procedures and their importance when drafting local rules and contingency plans.

RPS for the Veterinary Practice

This one day course satisfies the HSE minimum core of knowledge required for an RPS.

It covers all radiation protection issues relevant to those working in veterinary practices, including the legal obligations placed on them by IRR17.

The course covers subject matter as follows: nature of ionising radiation, biological effects of ionising radiation, practical radiation protection, principles of radiation protection against x-rays (small and large animals), working with unsealed radioactive sources and The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.

RPS Refresher

This one-day course provides refresher training for existing RPS. It is designed to build on an individual’s experience of working with ionising radiation and to demonstrate the practical application of current legislation and associated guidance

The course ends with a written assessment and issue of a certificate for successful delegates. By the end of the course delegates will understand the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor and the legal obligations of radiation employers and be:

  • Familiar with the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
  • Familiar with the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.
  • Capable of carrying out risk assessments related to their work with ionising radiation.
  • Capable of drafting local rules and contingency plans.

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)

This is a two-day course for those wishing to become Radiation Protection Supervisors.

The content of the course covers the “core of knowledge” training for appointment as a Radiation Protection Supervisor as specified by the Health and Safety Executive.

The course ends with a written assessment and issue of a certificate for successful delegates who should by then:

  • Understand the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor and the legal obligations of radiation employers.
  • Understand the nature and properties of ionising radiation.
  • Be familiar with the units used in radiation protection.
  • Be familiar with the biological effects of ionising radiation and to have an appreciation of the associated risks.
  • Be aware of different types of radiation monitoring equipment and its correct use.
  • Understand the importance of personal dosimetry and dose limits.
  • Understand the differences between internal and external radiation exposure.
  • Be familiar with UK radiation protection legislation.
  • Be familiar with risk assessment procedures and their importance when drafting local rules and contingency plans.

Basic Radiation Protection

This course is designed for workers with little or no existing knowledge of radiation protection.

On attending this course you will:

  • Know what ionising radiation is and its different types.
  • Be aware of the biological effects of ionising radiation and have an appreciation of the associated risks.
  • Understand the basic principles of radiation protection.
  • Be aware of different types of radiation monitors and their use.
  • Have an overview of UK radiation protection legislation.

Radiation Employers’ Awareness

To provide delegates with knowledge of the legislation that governs work with ionising radiation. To enable delegates to identify which legislation is relevant to their work, and how to comply. To emphasise the importance of complying with the legislation.

It should be stressed that this course is very intensive, with a lot of information being provided in a very short time.

Objectives:

  • To become aware of the legal implications of working with ionising radiation;
  • To realise the importance of complying with the legal requirements;
  • To have a general awareness of the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016, The Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009;
  • To understand which legal requirements relating to radiation protection must be considered at each stage of a project, i.e. Design, construction and active commissioning/decommissioning;
  • To know what action to take in order to meet the requirements

Transport of Radioactive Materials

This course will provide individuals already involved with shipping Dangerous Goods by Road and Sea in the oil and gas industry with the necessary knowledge and competencies to allow them to prepare and ship a variety of radioactive materials from offshore locations.

Typically: (UN2910 + UN2911) and Surface Contaminated Objects (UN2913)

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