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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Appropriate instructions are to be given to all those who may be involved in the plan and, where appropriate, rehearsals of the plan are to be conducted at suitable intervals. Transportation involving carriage of radioactive sources on the roads is subject to the requirements of the Radioactive Material Road Transport Regulations Information, instruction and training Reg Work with ionising radiation shall not be required to be Dose records will no longer be retained for 50 years, with a reduction to retention for only 30 years.

If it is shown that no such incident occurred, the investigation report regulatjons required to be kept for 2 years.

The Ionising Radiations Regulations

Reg 10 2 All PPE must be maintained and periodically examined. Designation of classified persons Reg IRR17 requires employers to keep exposure to ionising radiations as low as reasonably practicable. Reg 6 2 28 days advance notification to the HSE of intent to begin radiation work. The employer must ensure that all equipment used in connection with medical radiation exposures is designed, constructed, installed and maintained so as to restrict as far as reasonably practicable the exposures received by patients, and to be compatible with the clinical or research ir99.

Health and Safety Executive. Such controls may range from routine monitoring of the radiation to restriction of access to certain authorised employees. To be compliant with IRR17the HSE requires all completed notifications, registrations and consent applications to be submitted by 6 February Reg 9 3 When not in iirr99, PPE must be stored in such a manner as to keep it in good working condition.


IRR What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

Lastly, employers should provide personal protective equipment PPE. Any person who is aggrieved by the decision of the The passbook shall contain the details given in Schedule 6, which shall be kept up-to-date during his employment with that employer, and is not transferable to any other worker.

Whilst being moved on the premises or site a source must be kept in a suitable and labelled receptacle.

Duties under the Regulations Reg 4 1 Any duty imposed on an employer to satisfy the Regulations in respect of persons other than his employees, is only relevant where such persons are exposed as a result of the work conducted by that employer.

No changes have been irg99 to the text.

In any case where— a the dose limits specified in If any device used to assess the personal dose to a classified person is lost, damaged or destroyed, the employer must investigate the circumstances in an attempt to estimate the dose rehulations by the individual. Radiation itself is energy that travels either as electromagnetic waves, or as subatomic particles and can be categorised as either ‘ionising’ or ‘non-ionising radiation’.

A written System of Work may be necessary where the risk assessment indicates that degulations procedures would improve radiation protection still further. The monitoring instruments used must be appropriate to the task and properly maintained.

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999

For further precautions the employer should consider the need to designate certain working areas as Controlled or Supervised Areas and to take steps to prevent the possible spread of contamination.

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Reg 11 Schedule 4 – Part II – Special circumstances Where an employer is able to show that the occupational dose limits set out in Table ergulations are impracticable due to the nature of the work being undertaken, the effective dose to employees aged 18 or over may be limited to mSv in 5 consecutive calendar years with a maximum in any single year of 50 mSv.

Without regulation to paragraph 1— a rrgulations limit on equivalent The following diagram summarises the considerations that are important for deciding on the need for a Controlled Area.

They should be relevant and concise and, whilst a generic set is applicable for similar work areas, they must as a minimum contain:. Keeping and moving of radioactive substances Reg Duties of employees As an example, the use of mobile gauging equipment at multiple test locations involves the designation of temporary Controlled Areas, which makes the use of warning tape or other physical barrier impracticable.

All engineering controls, warning devices, design and safety features must be properly maintained and periodically examined and tested. The ADS should then amend the dose record with the estimated dose and identify it as a ‘special entry’. Such notification must include the particulars specified in Schedule 2.

The employer must ensure that the following dose limits prescribed in Schedule 4 are not exceeded in any calendar year:.