Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) training is our core training product. Formal RPS training is a requirement of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17).
Are you IRR17 compliant? Our next full two day RPS course is:
Tuesday 2nd – Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Click HERE to book.
Bookings are accepted until close of play on Friday 26th February 2021.
There are five versions of the RPS course available:
- A two day full RPS course with written examination (suitable for nuclear, oil & gas, defence industries);
- A one day RPS refresher course with written examination (prior RPS training certificate required);
- A one day X-ray workers RPS course with written examination (suitable for small users of X-ray equipment, e.g. XRFs, Dental);
- A tailor-made full RPS course to exactly fit the RP operations within your company;
- A tailor-made RPS refresher course to exactly fit the RP operations within your company (prior RPS training certificate required).
You can choose whether we provide the course in our training room here at Winfrith or provide the course on your site. Please visit the Market Cross Training Portal for the curret course fees. Discounts are available for group bookings.
We recommend that an appointed RPS attends a RPS refresher course once every three years. In order to determine which of your colleagues to send on an RPS course use the Guidance on the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 to help you decide. It states that a suitable RPS must:
- 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.
Every delegate on the course receives a copy of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 along with the course handouts. An attendance certificate or a RPS qualification certificate (depending on the examination result) is issued at the end of the course. Note that a RPS qualification certificate is not the same as a RPS Appointment which is carried out by company management (as instructed on the course).
Get a head start by downloading the following material:
- Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (Regulations and Guidance)
- Respiratory Protective Equipment at Work 2013
- Radiation Protection Supervisors – HSE Information Sheet