Dear Sir or Madam
RE: Radiation Protection Course
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Niall Higbee and I am a certificated Radiation Protection Adviser. I have been providing courses in radiation protection to schools since 2008.
If your school uses radioactive sources for practicals, in physics, then the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (Reg. 15) requires that RPS’s and staff are trained and informed. The HSE recommend training and refresher training should be completed at an interval of 3-5 years.
Our Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) course will help the employer comply and fully meets the advice given in the HSE Information leaflet no. 6. We issue a certificate to successful candidates. The course is interactive and most delegates mention how they enjoy the course.
Niall C. Higbee BSc MSc CRadP MSRP -Certificated Radiation Protection Adviser (as recognised by the HSE).
WORKING SAFELY WITH RADIOACTIVE SOURCES”
A lively, informative and interactive course!
Radiation Protection Training Course for Radiation Protection Supervisors, Teachers, Technicians, Radiation Protection Officers and other Staff.
Course venue: James Hornsby School.
Leinster Road, Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5NX
Tuesday, 20th March 2018; 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
£155 (Inc.) per delegate
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 ‘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 of sources will also be demonstrated. We cannot escape the law and the legal requirement to comply with IRR17, EPR16 and other legislation is covered. The provision of information, instruction and training, is itself, 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.
–Lecturer Niall Higbee BSc MSc CRadP MSRP -Certificated Radiation Protection Adviser (as recognised by the HSE).
“WORKING SAFELY WITH RADIOACTIVE SOURCES”
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 - 12:10
12:10 – 12:55
12:55 – 13:30
Demonstration /Practical (1): Setting up Work.
Demonstration /Practical (2): Monitoring for Contamination and Dose, Leak Testing and Source Audits. What to do when things go wrong!
Discussion: - Practical Aspects
13:30 - 14:30
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
Directions and what to bring. (10:00AM; 20th March 2018).
The James Hornsby School, Leinster Road, Laindon
Basildon, Essex, SS15 5NX
Tel: 01268 582400
I tend to use Google maps for all my directions for car, public transport and when on foot (just select the mode of transport at the top of the menu and add your present location on the map links below).
The School has good rail connections with London, Kent, Essex and the South East.
Laindon; 22 minutes walk to the School
Billericay; No. 9 bus to Leinster Road; 26 minute journey time and then 5 minute walk to the school.
Laindon, Basildon has excellent road links and is close to the M25, A12, London and Dartford Crossing. Parking is available at the school and there is plenty of parking, just outside.
Lunch will be provided at the school
Items which may be useful on the course.
Calculator and the latest copy of L93 (Managing Ionising Radiations and Radioactive Substances in Schools and Colleges; May 2017) is available from a free download, from the CLEAPSS site.
Hope you have a safe and pleasant journey.
Niall Higbee (Course organiser).
An easily printable copy of this booking form can be found attached here
‘WORKING SAFELY WITH RADIOACTIVE SOURCES’.
Course Fee £155 (inc.) Per Delegate
James Hornsby School
Tuesday, 20th March 2018; 10 AM to 3:30 PM
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Niall C Higbee, RPA Plus, 22 Swallows Close, Hollesley, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3RW.
Tel 07969 880075
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