Advanced Protection Supervisor Course

What is the role of a Radiation Protection Supervisor?

At the working level the appointed RPS has direct responsibility to the employer for ensuring that:

  • The work with ionising radiations is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the IRR17, and the local rules are observed.
  • To achieve the above the RPS will be required to:
  • Liaise with both management and the RPA
  • Supervise the radiological protection aspects of the work, and
  • Recognise the need to seek further advice in certain situations.

As radiation is hazardous to health, a Basic Radiation Safety (BRS) course must be completed before Radiographic testing begins. Once BRS is held, further Advanced training could be to Radiation Protection Supervisor standard (RPS). To gain RPS, BRS must have been held for at least 9 months.

Days: 3 days training followed by exam
Duration: 24 hours

APS training at IMechE Argyll Ruane covers the following:

  • Biological effects of radiation
  • Dose limits
  • Control / supervised areas
  • Risk assessment / role of RPA
  • Safe working distances
  • Half value layers
  • Stay times (Time, distance, shielding activity, transportation)
  • IIR 2017 assessment
  • Calculation questions
  • Record keeping
  • RPS requirements
  • Local rules
  • Site situations
  • TLD
  • Passbook
  • Changing the isotope
  • Site situation
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RPS training at IMechE Argyll Ruane covers the following:

  • Biological effects of radiation
  • Dose limits
  • Control / supervised areas
  • Risk assessment / role of RPA
  • Safe working distances
  • Half value layers
  • Stay times (Time, distance, shielding activity, transportation)
  • IIR 1999 assessment
  • Calculation questions
  • Record keeping
  • RPS requirements
  • Local rules
  • Site situations
  • TLD
  • Passbook
  • Changing the isotope
  • Site situation

These courses are run by Ultramag Inspection Services but all examinations are conducted by IMechE Argyll Ruane.