There are a lot of things to keep track of when you own an X-ray scanner; you need to make sure that it does its job, does not leak radiation, and that the people operating it know what they are doing. Not to mention all the rules and regulations that you have to keep in mind. Can you imagine how much easier your life would be if someone else kept track of the legislation, maintained your machine in tip-top condition, and made sure that your staff had the proper training? Well, luckily for you, Todd Research offers service contracts that include all that and more, for any X-ray equipment, irrespective of the make or model.
Legal requirements and more
Everyone knows that radiation can be dangerous, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of rules and regulations surrounding its use. You have probably heard about the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17), which were established precisely with the purpose of protecting staff and the general public from harmful radiation. The main takeaway from IRR17 is that you, as the owner of an X-ray scanner, are responsible to make sure that equipment is maintained and tested at least once a year to guarantee that there is no radiation leakage. Although this one check each year is considered enough by law, if your scanner is constantly in operation, more frequent checks might be necessary to keep it in top shape. Todd Research therefore includes one extra visit a year in its service contracts, and performs preventative maintenance as standard, to prolong the lifetime of your instrument and make sure there is no downtime that might lead to a security breach.
More than just maintenance
We often say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but that’s not necessarily true if you don’t know what you’re looking at. In order for an operator to be able to spot any dangerous items passing through a scanner, they need to be capable to use the machine in the correct way and also be able to interpret the images correctly. Todd Research therefore includes training of staff in its maintenance contracts and recommends that employees take refresher courses regularly, all of which is provided during a maintenance visit. In addition, the company also offers higher levels of training, for example, for radiation protection supervisors so that a member of your staff is certified to perform radiation safety checks.
A service contract that makes your life easier
If you are in charge of multiple sites with different managers and a variety of X-ray equipment from different manufacturers, it can be very hard and time consuming to keep track of everything; all the different contracts, invoices and renewal dates could give you grey hairs in no time. Having one single contract with a company that can take responsibly for the maintenance of all the X-ray equipment would really make your life easier. Todd Research’s service contracts provide you with highly trained, experienced engineers who can maintain X-ray scanners irrespective of their brand, and a comprehensive package that keeps track of all the regulations so that you don’t have to. Did you know, for example, that when you use a dosimeter to measure the radiation, you need to provide a report with a complete track record of each device’s identity, service history and last calibration? For Todd Research’s customers, this is just another thing that they don’t need to worry about.