Advising on the legislative requirements and
assisting you in keeping
you up-to-date on new and forthcoming requirements of the Ionising Radiations
Regulations 1999 (IRR), the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations
(IRMER), the Radioactive
Substances Act 1993, the Radioactive Material (Road Transport)
and other relevant legislation and guidance.
An experienced Member of Staff will undertake
an annual audit of your department's compliance with the radiological protection
legislation that is pertinent to your activities. An audit report is then issued, which indicates how your department is complying with
legislation and, as necessary, providing the information required carry
out any corrective action.
All RPC's customers are provided with a set
of three handbooks.
These handbooks provide
Radiology Managers and Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) with the
information necessary to enable them to comply with IRR, IRMER and
the Quality Assurance (QA) requirements demanded by IRR.
Additionally it also provides an outline record keeping system consisting of
relevant forms etc. that can be customised for individual departments.
RPC provides local rules for all
the controlled areas in your radiology department. As necessary RPC will
also provide your department with plans for dealing with emergency situations.
The plans for any new and refurbished X-ray
rooms must be approved by and RPA. RPC provides such a service and will
advise, as necessary on the design of X-ray rooms.
incidents must be reported in the first
instance to your RPA, who will then decide if the incident is serious enough to
be reported to the relevant overseeing body (i.e. Heath and Safety Executive
(HSE), Care Quality Commission (CQC) etc.).
necessary RPC will liaise
with Government Inspectors, on your behalf..
RPC can act as a Medical Physics Expert
(MPE) for diagnostic medical exposures.