Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) for X-Ray Users

1-day course

We also provide RPS courses specifically for Vets and Engineers

Target Audience

All who work routinely with, and take supervisory duties for X-ray units used in practical situations e.g. engineering, commercial, medical and veterinary fields and research – crystallography, diffraction and other relevant areas

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

  • Properties of X-radiation
  • Radiation Dose: Concept and Units
  • Biological Effects
  • Doses from X-radiation and other sources
  • Detection of X-rays: Portable Instruments and Personal Dosimetry
  • Statutory Duties: and particular requirements of IRR17
  • Contingencies and Accidents
  • There is a short MCQ assessment


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


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


The course fee is £285 + VAT per delegate

Forthcoming Dates for all X-Ray Users

  •  Wednesday 8th April 2020
  •  Thursday 9th July 2020
  •  Wednesday 4th November 2020

Radiation Protection Supervisors for Veterinary X-Ray Users

  • Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020

Radiation Protection Supervisors for Engineers

  •  Wednesday 16th September 2020
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