Welcome to Radiation Protection Advice Plus

We are dedicated Chartered Radiation Professionals recognised by the HSE and the Environment Agency. We believe in providing excellent customer centred services. We are not an RPA body using unqualified staff.


Training courses:

“WORKING SAFELY WITH RADIOACTIVE SOURCES”

                    A lively, informative and interactive course!

Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Course for Teachers, Technicians, Radiation Protection Officers and other Staff.  

Course venue: James Hornsby School

James Hornsby School - Leinster Road, Laindon, Basildon, Essex SS15 5NX. The School is in easy reach of the M25 / A13 and by train from London.

Tuesday 20th March 2018; 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

 

£155 (Inc) per delegate. Includes a light lunch.

The course is designed to enable Radiation Protection Supervisors, Radiation Protection Officers, teachers, technicians and other Staff, to be aware of the hazards from radioactive sources; unsealed sources and sealed sources and to provide the knowledge of how to protect themselves and others. Typical controls to prevent radiation accidents and to keep exposure to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) are explored. The controls may be physical or procedural. We show the importance of following Local Rules / Standard Operating Procedures.
There will be a demonstration of the correct handling and use of school radioactive sources, showing potential doses of incorrect handling. How to conduct a half-life demonstration. Monitoring, inspection and leak testing of sources will also be demonstrated. We cannot escape the law and the legal requirement to comply with IRR17, EPR 2016 and other legislation is covered.  Information, instruction and training is, itself, is a requirement of IRR17 and a certificate of attendance is issued for delegates and schools.

The course is interactive and most delegates mention how they enjoy the course.

Delegates may wish to bring copies of Local Rules / Standard Operating Procedures (Schools) or L93 for discussion.

This course is popular and is run at regular intervals. Why not e-mail us so that we can put your e-mail on our database and we can let you know dates and times of future courses in your area?

Course Programme Timings
 
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE HAZARD? REDUCING DOSE AS LOW AS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE.
 
10:00 - 10:20
 
 
10:20 - 10:50
 
Registration, Delegates’ Experience and Work Requirements.
 
Scientific Background: Radioactivity, Units, Decay, Radiation Properties, Alpha, Beta and Gamma Emitters.
 
10:50 – 11:20
Properties and Hazards: External and Internal Hazards and Activity.
Making Sense of Dose- What is the Risk?Chemical Nature of Reagents and The Hazard in Perspective.
 
 
 
 
11:20 - 11:50
 
 
 
 
HOW DO WE PROTECT STUDENTS, OTHERS (AND OURSELVES)?
 
Radiation Controls: Practical Measures to
Minimise Dose, Prevent or Meliorate Radiation Accidents, Measures to Prevent the Spread of Contamination.
 
11:50 - 12:30
 
 
 
 
12:30 – 12:45
 
Demonstration /Practical: Setting up Work, Monitoring for Contamination and Dose, Leak Testing and Source Audits. What to do when things go wrong!
 
Discussion: - Practical Aspects
 
12:45 -13:30
 
 
 
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch Break
 
WHAT THE LAW REQUIRES OF US
 
Legal Requirements: IRR17, EPR 2016 (Work under Exemption Conditions) and transport. What’s New? Available Guidance i.e. L93, The Role of the RPS.
Risk Assessments, Local Rules  and Contingency plans. 
 
14:30 - 15:00
 
Exercises / Discussions
 
 
 
15:00 - 15:30
Summary and  Open Book Assessment / Exercises
 
15:30
Close

 

 

BOOKING FORM LINK

CONTACT FORM LINK

Tel. for bookings: 07969880075                                E-mail: niallhigbee@hotmail.com

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“WORKING SAFELY WITH RADIOACTIVE SOURCES – Sealed and Unsealed Sources” - Pharmaceutical Industries / Universities

The next course for University/ Pharmaceutical or industry wil run in London in the spring.

 

Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Course Suitable for University/Pharmaceutical Workers or workers from the Hi tech sector / industry.

 

 £170 (Inc) per delegate 

The course is designed to enable Radiation Protection Supervisors other Staff to be aware of the hazards from radioactive sources; unsealed sources and sealed sources and to provide the knowledge of how to protect themselves and others. Typical controls to prevent radiation accidents and to lower exposure to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) are explored. The controls may be physical or procedural. We show the importance of following Local Rules / Standard Operating Procedures.

There will be a demonstration of the correct handling and use of radioactive sources, showing potential doses of incorrect handling. Monitoring, inspection and leak testing will also be demonstrated. We cannot escape the law and the Legal Requirements; IRR17 and EPR 2016 and other legislation is covered. A certificate of attendance is issued. 

Delegates may wish to bring copies of Local Rules / Standard Operating Procedures for discussion.

–Lecturer Niall Higbee BSc MSc CRadP MSRP

 

 Radiation Protection Supervisor Training Course Suitable for University/Pharmaceutical Workers or workers from the Hi tech sector / industry.

Course Programme Timings

 

WHAT IS THE NATURE OF THE HAZARD? REDUCING DOSE AS LOW AS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE.

 

10:00 - 10:20

 

0:20 - 10:50

 

Coffee and Registration, Delegates’ Experience and Work Requirements.

Scientific Background: Radioactivity, Units, Decay, Radiation Properties, Alpha, Beta and Gamma Emitters.

10:50 – 11:20

Properties and Hazards: External and Internal Hazards and Activity.

Making Sense of Dose- What is the Risk?: Chemical Nature of Reagents and The Hazard in Perspective.

 

 

 

11:20 - 11:50

 

 

HOW DO WE PROTECT STUDENTS, OTHERS (AND OURSELVES)

Radiation Controls: Practical Measures to

Minimise Dose, Prevent or Meliorate Radiation Accidents, Measures to Prevent the Spread of Contamination. 

11:50 - 12:30

 

 

 12:30 – 12:45

 

Demonstration /Practical: Setting up Work, Monitoring for Contamination and Dose, Leak Testing and Source Audits. What to do when things go wrong!

Discussion:- Practical Aspects 

12:45 -13:30

   

13:30 - 14:30

Break

WHAT THE LAW REQUIRES OF US

Legal Requirements: IRR17, EPR 2016 What’s New? Available Guidance. The Role of the RPS.

Risk Assessments, Local Rules and contingency plan. Transport. Inspectors and Permits, Record Keeping and Work under Exemption Conditions. Transport

 

14:30 - 15:00

 

Exercises / Discussions

 

 

15:00 - 15:30

Summary and  Open Book Assessment / Exercises

 

15:30

Close

  

 

Tel. for enquiries and bookings: 0796988075


Manual wanted by one of our clients for the following equipment. Can you help please?

 
 Plessey Nucleonics, contamination monitor Type PN1 1045A, S/N NO241
GM Tubes Type M2H and Type EWGSH
 

CONTACT FORM LINK

Tel. 07969880075

 
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Whether you are a small or large business, school, college, university or other institution, let our extensive RPA experience offers reassurance for your radiation protection concerns.

Why not contact us about your radiation protection or training requirements?

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