GENERAL IONISING RADIATION HEALTH & SAFETY

Below you will find sections on UK legislation, UK guidance and European guidance, with links to useful documents and information.
Please note that we do not claim that this is an exhaustive list of applicable legislation.

LINKS TO UK LEGISLATION

IRR17 apply in England, Scotland and Wales. These regulations are enforced by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

IRR(NI)17 apply in Northern Ireland. These regulations are enforced by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

REPPIR requires emergency preparedness measures to ensure that members of the public are properly informed and prepared about what to do in the unlikely event of a radiation emergency.

LINKS TO UK GUIDANCE

Full text of IRR17, approved code of practice (ACOP) and HSE guidance in one document.

This leaflet provides advice for female employees who may be exposed to ionising radiation during their work. It is specifically aimed at those women who are thinking of having a baby or are already pregnant or breastfeeding.

A guide to the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001, HSE, 2002.

Pregnant workers, radon, RPS, etc.

PHE (formerly NRPB) practical guidance for dentists covering both IRR99 and IRMER.

LINKS TO EUROPEAN DIRECTIVES & GUIDANCE

See Annex 1 section 11: Protection against radiation.

2013/59/EURATOM - Basic Safety Standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. To be tranposed into UK law by 06/02/2018.

A range of guidance documents.

ADDRESS
Radiation Physics Department
Queen's Centre for Oncology & Haematology
Castle Hill Hospital
Cottingham
East Yorkshire
HU16 5JQ
U.K.

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