Radiological Risk Assessment

Regulation 8 of IRR17 requires a prior risk assessment to be completed before any new work with sources of ionising radiation begins. These assessments should at the very least identify the hazards of the work, who might be harmed, the doses that would normally be received and control measures necessary to minimise exposure. An assessment should also indicate what reasonably forseeable incidents could befall the work.

Using the information obtained from the prior risk assessment the radiation employer should be able to appropriately designate the area where the work is to take place, implement, via the local rules, the necessary control measures required to minimise exposure and design contingency plans to deal with reasonably forseeable incidents.

Peak RPA assist organisations in completing prior risk assessment of the use of unsealed, sealed and x-rays sources.

 

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