About This Course

The course can be undertaken in house at your premises at a time and date that suits you and up to 10 people may attend. The course is overseen by the Regulatory Authority, the EPA. The EPA set the examination for this course and a representative of the EPA may also attend the training course.

Who is this course for?

A Radiation Protection Course for Radiological Protection Officers, Supervisors and Users of Radioactive Sources. The course consists of 8 modules as follows:

  • Radiation – Basic Concepts & Types of Radiation
  • Health Effects of Ionising Radiation, Radiation Doses and Units of Dose
  • Principles of Protection from External Radiation, Time, Distance & Shielding
  • National, European and International Regulations
  • Classification, Packaging & Labelling of Radioactive Packages
  • Vehicle Types, Suitability, Equipment, Documentation & Security
  • Incidents & Accidents, Preparation for and Documentation
  • Incidents & Accidents – Practical Exercise

A written examination must be undertaken following the completion of this course. This examination is arranged by the EPA and a training certificate is issued by the Regulatory Authority following the successful completion of the course. Class 7 will be officially added to the driver training certificate following successful completion of this training. Training is valid for 5 years when refresher training must be undertaken.

Suitable for persons transporting:

  • Radioactive Sources
  • Excepted Packages
  • Type A Packages
  • Type B Packages
  • HASS Sources
  • Sources used in Industrial Radiography / NDT

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This course is available to book online through our website.

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Radiation Protection Adviser Services

The Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Regulations, 2019 (SI 30 of 2019) requires that all businesses working with sources of ionising radiation have arrangements in place for consultation with a 'Radiation Protection Adviser' on certain matters.

The Radiation Protection Adviser must be a qualified expert who has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as being a competent person to undertake this role. They must be in possession of a valid Certificate of Competence by the EPA.

Radiation Safety Ireland provide a full Radiation Protection Adviser service to assist persons working with sources of ionising radiation to comply with this legislation. Ongoing technical advice and guidance as well as a range of practical services can be provided as follows:

  • Radiation Protection Adviser Service
  • Radiation Compliance Audits
  • Radiation Safety Procedures and Radiation Risk Assessments
  • Radiation Dose Rate Measurements and Surveys
  • Leak Testing of Sealed Sources
  • Contamination Monitoring
  • Radiochemical Analysis of Radioactive Materials
  • Lab and Radioactive Waste Clearance Surveys and Certification
  • Development of Emergency Intervention Plans


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Radiation Protection Training Services

There is a legal requirement under the Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2019 for radiation protection training for all persons who work with sources of ionising radiation or X-ray equipment. Radiation Safety Ireland is the leading provider of radiation protection training services in Ireland and offers a wide range of training courses to fulfil client needs. Courses can be provided in house on the client’s site, remotely via Microsoft Teams or online at a time and date that suits you, offering complete flexibility over how and when the training is undertaken.

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