Radiation Protection Supervisors for Isotope Users

2-day course

 

Target Audience

All who work with either open or closed sources of radiation and within research, pharmaceutical, medical and veterinary fields

RPS Aims

The course is designed to give delegates the knowledge, and an understanding, of the requirements of the relevant legislation/s, to be able to carry out their primary RPS role of supervising work with sources of ionising radiation more confidently and effectively. The course will also give them the ability to be able to contribute to any consequential responsibilities in the development of radiation protection and legislative compliance procedures at their place of work.

Course Content

  • The role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)
  • Fundamental Radiation Science
  • Dose concepts
  • Biological effects
  • Legislation, ICRP, European directives
  • IRR17, ACOP, Guidance, main requirements
  • EPR2018 (RSA 1993), Exemptions, Source Management
  • Hazards and controls
  • Monitoring, instruments and personal dosimetry
  • Waste management
  • Packages, movement and transport
  • Incidents, contingency planning

Course Format Over The 2 Days

Formal lectures supplemented by two practical sessions to illustrate radiation detection and protection.
A separate space is set up to work as a mock lab
A short assessment is given at the end of the course

Refreshments

Lunch is provided with unlimited coffee, tea and biscuits, snacks at break times; table water throughout the day

Course Notes

A Study Guide covering all lectures within the course is given to each delegate. It also contains important practical and legislative information.

Certification

All delegates successfully completing the course will receive a certificate detailing the statutory obligations which have been met

Costs

The course fee is £445 + VAT per delegate

Forthcoming Dates

  • Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 February 2019
  • Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th March 2019 (Vet Specific Scintigraphy)
  • Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 October 2019

Booking Terms

Cancellation between 21 days and 15 days before the date of the course will be charged at 40% of the course fee
Cancellation within 15 days of the course will be charged the full course fee.

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