RPS Course

RPS Training (Radiation Protection Supervisor Training)

Are you compliant with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17)? Train and appoint a radiation protection supervisor with the help of one of our RPS training courses. Our training courses are ISO 9001 certificated.

Book a scheduled RPS training course on the Market Cross Training Portal here.

What is an RPS?

An employer must put arrangements in pace to ensure that radiation exposures to workers are as low as reasonably practicable. An RPS (Radiation Protection Supervisor) is someone appointed by the employer to help ensure these arrangements are followed. In particular the RPS is responsible for supervising the arrangements set out in Local Rules (see below).

What is RPS Training?

RPS training is our core radiation protection (RP) safety training product. Delegates are trained face-to-ace by HSE certificated Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs). This means that, most importantly for safety training, all our RPS courses are interactive and practical. Our courses are also ISO 9001 certificated. So why not train your staff using the most qualified and experienced RP tutors?

Click here for a list of FAQs on RPS training.

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) Training

Available RPS Courses

There are currently three standard RPS courses and two custom courses available.

For instance, Standard Courses:

  1. A two day full RPS course with written examination. Suitable for nuclear, oil & gas, education, defence and transport sectors;
  2. A one day RPS refresher course with written examination. Prior RPS training certificate required;
  3. A one day X-ray workers RPS course with written examination. Suitable for small users of X-ray equipment, e.g. XRFs, Dental.

Alternatively, Tailor Made Courses:

  1. Full RPS course to fit the RP operations within your company;
  2. RPS refresher course to fit the RP operations within your company. Prior RPS training certificate required.

Your place or ours:

Choose one of our training rooms here at Winfrith (near Dorchester) or at your place of work.

In summary, visit the Market Cross Training Portal to see all scheduled courses. Discounts are available for group bookings.

Who is this RPS course for?

The Guidance on the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17 – L121) helps you to determine who to send to an RPS course. Above all, RPS courses benefit everybody. However, not everybody may be suitable for formal appointment. IRR17 states that a suitable RPS must:

  1. Know and understand the requirements of the Regulations and local rules relevant to the work with ionising radiation;
  2. Command sufficient authority from the people doing the work to allow them to supervise the radiation protection aspects of that work;
  3. Understand the necessary precautions to be taken and the extent to which these precautions will restrict exposures; and
  4. Know what to do in an emergency.

The frequency of refresher training depends upon legislative changes and the complexity the work at hand. Therefore, we recommend that an appointed RPS attends an RPS refresher course at least once every three to five years.

What do you get?

In addition, each delegate receives:

  • A personal copy of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017;
  • Course handouts;
  • Syndicate exercises;
  • Reference materials;
  • Monitoring experience;
  • An RPS certificate of achievement (on successful completion).

Note that the formal appointment of the RPS (required by IRR17) is made by company management. Therefore, the certificate of achievement gives management the confidence they need to make the appointment. To add to that confidence all our training courses are practical, face-to-face, interactive courses.

In addition, downloading the following material will get you a head start on your RPS training:

In conclusion, book a scheduled RPS course using our training portal HERE.

For unscheduled and/or urgent RPS training please give us a call: 01929 401040

RPS Training courses are part of our portfolio of Safety Training courses.