Employers have a responsibility to restrict exposures to all staff working with or near an X-ray device.

To ensure robust management of radiation safety, it is prudent to appoint one or more individuals as Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS).

This course will equip your RPS (Radiation Protection Supervisor) with a good appreciation of radiation risk, focusing on practical measures for protecting operators and staff.

As the RPS you receive formal training in your duties and a good appreciation of the radiation risk. The training is pitched at a suitable level for those new to the subject, focusing on practical measures for protecting operators & staff.

If you attend this training course, you can rest assured that you understand and are able to implement best practice in order to demonstrate that your organisation has taken all reasonable precautions to protect the welfare of your operators and employees.

Key Learnings

  • The duties of the RPS for ensuring on-going safety
  • The nature of the X-ray hazard, the magnitude of the operational risk, the controls and safety features built into the device
  • Ionising radiations: Types of radiation; radioactive decay; units of activity; half-life; energies; sealed sources; radiation; X-ray scanning equipment; properties of the radiations – by demonstration
  • Radiation dose and effects on health: Dose quantities and units; background exposures; benchmarks of dose; immediate and long term effects on health; statutory dose limits and the ALARP principle
  • Principles of protection: Time, distance, shielding; the ‘inverse square law’; duties given to the RPS for ensuring both regulatory compliance and optimal radiation safety in the use of the Todd Research postal scanner
  • Management of radiation safety: Protection of persons by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 with reference to Todd Research postal scanners

Who should attend?

  • At least one person in the mailroom, facilities management or security who is responsible for the safe functioning of your X-ray scanner
  • Anyone who has responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the people in your organisation.

We are now holding RPS Training virtually via Microsoft Teams.