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zaterdag 9 december 2017

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Important changes to the Ionising Radiation Regulations

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 Work with ionising radiation is carried out across a broad range of industries and includes:

  • the use of X-ray devices, radioactive substances and devices containing radioactive substances;
  • working in atmospheres containing radon gas

The Ionising Radiations Regulations (IRR) are being revised, and a new set of Regulations (IRR17) will come into force on 1 January 2018.


One of the changes introduced by these revised Regulations is the introduction of a risk-based approach to telling HSE of your work with ionising radiation.  


Rather than just notifications, there will be three distinct tiers:

  • Notification
  • Registration
  • Consent

If you are already working with ionising radiation, you will need to submit this information to HSE between 1 January 2018 and 5 February 2018, even if you have previously provided information

There may be a fee associated with re-submitting this information to HSE.


For more information on the new risk-based tiers, and the associated fees involved, please visit the HSE webpage on the new changes.


Further, more detailed, guidance is being developed and will be shared via our webpages when the new Regulations come into force.

For all the latest news and notifications on the radiation industry

Visit HSE's Radiation website here

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