Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) training is one of our core training products. Formal RPS training is a requirement of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
RPS Courses available
RITE Advice provides four versions of the Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) course:
- A two day full RPS course with written examination;
- A one day RPS refresher course with written examination (prior RPS training certificate required);
- A tailor-made full RPS course to exactly fit the RP operations within your company;
- A tailor-made RPS refresher course to exactly fit the RP operations within your company (prior RPS training certificate required).
We are flexible with the training venue. That is to say, you can choose to attend the course at our training room here at Winfrith or we can provide the course at your place of work.
In order to determine which of your colleagues to send for RPS training use the Guidance on the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 to help you decide. For example, it states that a suitable RPS must:
- know and understand the requirements of the Regulations and local rules relevant to the work with ionising radiation;
- command sufficient authority from the people doing the work to allow them to supervise the radiation protection aspects of that work;
- understand the necessary precautions to be taken and the extent to which these precautions will restrict exposures; and
- know what to do in an emergency.
Every delegate on the course receives a copy of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) along with the course handouts. An attendance certificate or a RPS qualification certificate (depending on the examination result) is issued at the end of the course. Note that the Radiation Protection Supervisor certificate does not automatically qualify a delegate to be an RPS. Company management are responsible for making the formal appointment, as instructed on the course.
We recommend that an appointed Radiation Protection Supervisor attends an RPS refresher course once every three years.
Why not get a head start by downloading the following material:
- Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (Guidance – L121)
- Respiratory Protective Equipment at Work 2013
- Radiation Protection Supervisors – HSE Information Sheet
See one of our partner sites for alternative Radiation Protection Supervisor courses. Click here.