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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IRR What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format. Only after these have been applied should consideration be given to the use of supporting written procedures.

The monitoring instruments used must be appropriate to the task and properly maintained. Where an employer puts into effect a system of dose The Ionising Radiations Regulations IRR are statutory instruments which form the main legal requirements for the use and control of ionising radiation in the United Kingdom.

Employees of 18 years of age or above 2.

Work with ionising radiation can only be conducted following identification of all hazards that have potential to cause radiation accident, as well as evaluation to the magnitude of risks to employees.

A number of the Radiation Regulations are excluded if the work involves radon gas only. This may be practically interpreted as an external dose limit of 2 mSv to the woman’s abdomen reglations that the abdominal wall shields a half of the exposure.

Dose-rates from external radiation and potential levels of contamination from radioactive materials during normal work are likely to be significant. Such notification must include the particulars specified in Schedule 2.

HSE and the Environment Agencies will work closely to ensure a consistent and comprehensive regulatory approach. IRR17 requires employers to keep exposure to ionising radiations as low as reasonably practicable. Personal protective equipment The immediate investigation report must be kept for 2 years and the detailed investigation report kept for 50 years. The employer shall ensure that a health record is made for each classified regulaations and others to whom this Regulation applies and maintained for at reulations 50 years from the date of the last entry.


Dosimetry for accidents, etc Reg Where there is reasonable cause to believe that any employee To further restrict exposure to ionising radiation, all employers must take responsibility to train employees, providing information, instruction and necessary equipment to take all reasonable regulwtions practical steps to reduce radiation risk.

Duties of manufacturers etc. Designation of classified persons This is the original rdgulations as it was originally made. Estimated doses and special entries.

Ionising Radiations Regulations

Dose records will no longer be retained for 50 years, with a reduction to retention for only 30 years. The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. At least a part of the laboratory, therefore, should be designated as a Supervised Area to routinely check for the build-up of surface contamination resulting from poor work practices.

The main changes in the regulations are summarised in the approved code of practice. All employees appointed as classified persons must make themselves available for annual medical examinations during work time and shall provide the doctor with such health information that is asked for.

Radiation Protection Advisers Reg 13 1 Whenever work with ionising radiations requires notification to the HSE an employer needing advice on compliance with the Regulations must consult a radiation protection adviser RPA.


Retrieved 13 January Employees must not knowingly expose themselves or any other person to radiation to an extent greater than that which is necessary for the work being undertaken and all work is to be carried out with reasonable care.

IRR17: What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

An equivalent dose limit applies to the abdomen of women of reproductive regulatiojs for exposure to external radiation, being 13 mSv in any consecutive period of regulationd months. Women of reproductive capacity. The particulars to be included in the health record are given in Schedule 7. Where this is not reasonably practicable employers should introduce safe systems of work and only rely on the provision of personal protective equipment as a last resort.

Ionising Radiations Regulations – Wikipedia

If, however, the source is employed in equipment which is located in a hostile environment e. The external dose-rate in the area exceeds 7. Full name surname, forenamesdate of birth, gender and national Reg 7 2 Before any use of radiation can proceed the employer needs to ensure that an assessment has been undertaken in line with the ‘MHSWR’ which identifies all hazards with the potential for causing a radiation accident, and the nature and the magnitude of the risks to employees and others arising from these hazards.

The HSE has issued generic authorisations for some practices, whereby individual application for authorisation will not be necessary, provided certain conditions ensuring very low radiation exposures idr99 be met.