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Scheduled RPS Training Courses

Our team of certified Radiation Protection Advisers here at Tracerco can deliver a portfolio of RPS Training Courses that are designed to meet your needs, and are suitable for those with and without experience in radiation protection. Our training ensures a solid foundation in radiological protection, enabling your employees:

  • To understand the hazards and risks associated with work involving ionising radiation.
  • To ensure compliance with the legislative requirements placed on your site.
  • To develop safe systems of work. Identify and implement contingency arrangements.

All of our radiation protection courses have been developed to provide delegates with the knowledge they need to be able to supervise others working with sources of ionising radiation.

Radiation Protection Supervisor Training - NORM monitor

Our courses can be delivered at any of our regional offices, or at your premises. Tailored courses can also be provided to meet your specific needs.

Radiation Protection Training Courses Available:

In the UK, Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) training courses are based on the Health and Safety Executive's requirements for RPS competency. These courses cover the practical aspects of radiation protection under 'The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99)', as well as environmental compliance with 'The Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (RSA93)' and Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (EPR'10).

In addition, a NORM Workshop is included in each of these RPS training courses. This includes a number of syndicate and practical exercises, which are aimed at enabling delegates to secure compliance with the conditions and limitations of a site's environmental permit/authorisation. It is an essential part of the training for those working in the oil and gas industry, as the workshop expands on the learning from the RPS training course and allows specific operational problems/questions to be discussed in an open forum.

Scheduled RPS training courses are regularly held at our offices in Billingham and Aberdeen, UK. Training can be undertaken anywhere in the world though, from any of our global offices or at a location selected by you. Bespoke courses are designed to meet individual needs and reflect national legislative requirements of the host country.

All of our radiation protection training courses have been developed to provide delegates with the knowledge that they need to be able to supervise others working with sources of ionising radiation. We also provide awareness training, which could include site visits, providing delegates with the opportunity to discuss specific issues.

Delegates will gain an understanding of the hazards and risks associated with work involving ionising radiation, which will enable them to undertake risk assessments, develop safe systems of work, and to be able to implement contingency plans identified from such risk assessments.

Who the course is aimed at:

Our radiation protection courses are suitable for those working in the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Course delivery and structure

This is a classroom-based course, taught over three days using a mixture of lectures, desktop exercises and practical exercises. Although the course has a formal structure, there will be the opportunity throughout for discussion, and delegates will be encouraged to share knowledge and experiences in an informal environment.

The courses are presented by accredited Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs). Each one has many years of experience in providing radiation protection advice in a wide variety of industries, in which radioactive materials are used or are commonly encountered, particularly in the oil and gas industry.

The content of the course will include:

  • The properties of ionising radiation.
  • Units used in radiation protection.
  • The biological effects of radiation.
  • Radiation protection practices.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Selection and use of radiation monitors.
  • The Environmental Permitting Regulation/The Radioactive Substances Act 1993, exemption orders & HASS.
  • The Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999.
  • Transport of radioactive materials.
  • Safe working practice with NORM and the management of NORM waste
  • Safety aspects of nucleonic instrumentation.
  • Industrial radiography.
  • Unsealed sources of ionising radiation.

If you would like to know more about any of our radiation protection training courses or to book your place, contact us today.

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