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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Where an employer is able to show that the occupational dose limits set out in Table 2 are impracticable due to the nature of regjlations work being undertaken, the effective dose to employees aged 18 or over may be limited to mSv in 5 consecutive calendar years with a maximum reguoations any single year of 50 mSv.

If it is shown that no such incident occurred, the investigation report is required to be kept for 2 years. Information, instruction and training Reg Contingency plans Reg To accommodate the updates to IRR99 and ensure you are fully compliant under the forthcoming IRR17you must submit notification, registration or consent applications by 6 February Under the IRR99, workplaces that contain naturally occurring radioactive material NORM must take action to limit radiation exposure to their employees and other persons working with radioactive materials.

This notification is not required where the release is in accordance with an Authorisation licence issued under the Radioactive Substances Act Local rules and Radiation Protection Supervisors Reg The relevant dose limits applicable to the outside worker regulattions Dose limitation for overexposed irr99 Reg Reg 7 Prior risk assessment.


Note that such practices may still need to be notified to the HSE.

IRR What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

Approval of dosimetry services. Radiation Protection Advisers Reg This graded, risk-based approach follows the below stages: Reg 8 3 – Dose constraints Where it is appropriate, ‘dose constraints’ should be used at the planning stage of radiation protection to assist in restricting exposures as far as reasonably practicable. In order to restrict employee doses to a minimum, controls are placed on areas with enhanced radiation exposure or a significant presence of radioactive material.

Records of igr99 dose assessments must be kept for 2 years from the dates of recording and, if requested, the employer must make them available to the individual concerned. The Employment Act 2.

The hazard is clearly identified, e. The main changes in the regulations are summarised in the approved code of practice.

IRR17: What are the Changes to Ionising Radiation Regulations?

Designation of classified persons Where the employer suspects that a notifiable release, loss or theft may have occurred, he must carry out an immediate investigation to confirm regupations occurrence or otherwise. The authorisation may refulations subject to conditions and may be time limited. Authorisation of specified practices Reg 6: What are the main expected changes? The external dose-rate in the area exceeds 7.

The cumulative dose assessment in mSv for the year to Sealed sources and articles containing or embodying radioactive substances. Normal control measures for an area have to be suspended for work such as maintenance or source changing. If no such device is available, the dose should be assessed by some other means, in consultation with the RPA. Notification is needed for each practice; ergulations you have multiple sites, you may only need to notify the HSE regulxtions to cover the same practice.

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Substantial external dose-rates or high levels of contamination surface or airborne can be expected in the event of a failure of control measures.

A report of any investigation which confirms accidental release, loss or theft must be kept on record for at least 50 years.

You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Legislation is available in different versions: Additional requirements for designated areas Extension outside Great Britain How will this affect the nuclear sector?

He has the duty of ensuring the company complies fully with the applicable regulations. Established Recognised by the HSE. Dose limitation Reg Note that the ‘MHSWR’ require the risk assessment under Reg 3 to be extended to women of childbearing age or to new or expectant mothers where they may be exposed to any hazard which may adversely affect their health and safety or that of their baby.