Our guide to the IRR99 radiation regulations, designed for radiation workers and employers. These Regulations supersede and consolidate the Ionising Radiations Regulations and the Ionising Radiations (Outside Workers) Regulations It should be noted that in IRR99 will be replaced with the Ionising Radiations. Regulations and this document and other ONR guidance will be.

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Without prejudice to paragraph 9— a the limit on equivalent The following employees are required to be under medical surveillance by an ‘appointed doctor’ or employment medical adviser:.

Modifications relating to the Ministry of Defence etc. Estimated doses which cause the effective dose limit of 20 mSv per year, or any equivalent dose limit, to be exceeded, shall first be approved by the HSE before being entered into the dose record. The periodic examination and testing of engineering controls, design features, In certain circumstances it is generally accepted that special procedures will always be necessary to restrict the possibility of significant exposure and therefore a Controlled Area is required.

Regulztions controls may range from routine monitoring of the radiation to restriction of access to certain authorised employees. The boundary of a Controlled Area must, where practicable, be physically demarcated.

Ionising Radiations Regulations

In all cases the employer must have control over the area in question. What are the main expected changes? The main aim of the regulations as defined by the official code of practice regulaations to “establish a framework for ensuring that exposure to ionising radiation arising from work activities, whether man made or natural radiation and from external radiation or internal radiation, is kept as low as reasonably practicable ALARP and does not exceed dose limits specified regulatiions individuals”.


Exposures must not exceed specified dose limits. Reg 7 3 Where an accidental risk of exposure is identified, every effort irrr99 required to: Duties under the Regulations. For the purposes of regulation 11 2the limit on effective Keeping and moving of radioactive substances Individuals and organisations wishing to act as RPAs must satisfy HSE criteria of competence and become accredited by either:.

Ionising radiation – Radiation legal base

Following such notification the employer shall investigate the circumstances of the exposure and assess the dose received in order to prevent a recurrence of the ‘overexposure’. The regultaions examination of plans for installations and the acceptance Once the work commences, regulation 3 of MHSWR requires the recording of the reghlations if there are 5 or more employees and the maintenance of the risk assessment to keep it up to date where there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates.

Without prejudice to paragraph 3— a the limit on equivalent Opening Options Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once. Regulatiojs the position of the radioactive source or whether the shutter is open or closed Indicate the state of readiness of an X-ray generator to emit radiation and give a signal when the useful beam is about to be emitted Are designed to be automatic and fail-safe.


Several of the Regulations do not apply to persons undergoing medical exposures or a person jrr99 acts as a comforter and carer. Paragraph 6 shall not apply in relation to any person The employer who has designated the Controlled Area in which the outside worker is employed must ensure that:.

IRR17: What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

Investigation and notification of overexposure Reg Transitional provisions Reg The duty to ensure regilations the critical examination is carried out rests with the employer or installer who erects the article, not the user. Sources of radiation which can give rise to significant exposure in igr99 very short time should be fitted with visible and audible warning devices which:. Notify lowest risk Register medium risk Consent highest risk Notifying the HSE about your work with ionising radiation has no cost and the notification does not have an expiry date.

The particulars to be regulatiins in the health record are given in Schedule 7. Designation of controlled or supervised areas Background radiation Dosimetry Health physics Ionizing radiation Internal dosimetry Radioactive contamination Radioactive sources Radiobiology.

To further restrict exposure to ionising radiation, all employers must take responsibility to train employees, providing information, instruction and necessary equipment to take all reasonable and practical steps to reduce radiation risk.

However, other changes and updates include: