Radiation

This section contains key information, advice and support for managers and staff to assist them in undertaking their roles and responsibilities when it comes to risk of Radiation.

National Services Scotland

This section contains key information, advice and support for managers and staff to assist them in undertaking their roles and responsibilities ensuring compliance with Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

The procedure identifies specific duties for individuals, groups and committees to ensure compliance with the procedure.

If you require additional information you can contact the NSS Health & Safety Advisors through HR Connect Contact Us / Health and Safety

Public Health Scotland

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If you require additional information you can contact the NSS Health & Safety Advisors through HR Connect Contact Us / Health and Safety.
    • What training is available for radiation protection?National Services Scotland

      There are no e-learning modules available for radiation protection.  The Radiation Protection Adviser can provide training appropriate to the needs of the staff and based on the radiation risk assessment.

      For further information please contact the NSS Radiation Protection Adviser - anne.mccurrach@nhs.scot.

    • How do I undertake a radiation risk assessment?National Services Scotland

      A Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) can advise on a radiation risk assessment.  The approved code of practice for IRR2017 details those questions that should be answered to ensure a suitable and sufficient radiation risk assessment.

      For further information please contact the NSS Radiation Protection Adviser - anne.mccurrach@nhs.scot.

    • Who do the radiation regulations apply to?National Services Scotland

      The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR2017) apply to staff working in areas where ionising radiation is used. This may be for NSS staff working with x-ray equipment, irradiators or radioactive sources.  Staff who enter radiation areas in other health boards e.g. x-ray rooms, cardiac cath theatres, must also comply with the IRR2017 regulations.

      The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (IRMER17) relate to the safety of patients undergoing a medical exposure involving radiation e.g. x-ray, CT scan, nuclear medicine scan, radiotherapy.  It covers all aspects of the patient journey from referral to making the exposure to reporting the image.  The regulations ensure all staff are appropriately trained.  For NSS this includes staff involved with the Quality Assurance of x-ray equipment and staff who report on x-ray images.