ORPC Courses

Radiation Protection Supervisor Training For Schools, Academies and Colleges

This Course is intended to provide the necessary training for those appointed as a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) in a School/Academy/College.

The information provided will be in accordance with that required by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR).

Delegates will be brought up to date with the changes and actions required.

In addition to IRR, included in the course content will be the requirements of the Environmental Permitting Regulations and specifically whether the School requires a Permit for the sources they hold and the waste disposal options for school sources.

Information on how to be ready for School Inspections (ISI and Ofsted) will also be provided.

The duties of an RPS in a School will be detailed together with examples of suitable Local Rules and Radiation Risk Assessment.

The role and function of the Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) will be made clear.

The duty on employers to assess Radon levels will be explained.

Actions required during/after a prolonged shut down will be discussed.

The Health and Safety Executive are currently inspecting schools for compliance with the regulations. What the Inspectors will look for will be described and the documents that schools will expect to have in place, identified.

A RPS Training Certificate will be provided for delegates.

Those whose RPS training was over 6 years ago, will benefit from attending.

Dr. Keith Bowker, who acts as RPA for both state and independent sector schools as well as Academies and Local Authorities will present the course.

The fee for the course inclusive of notes, training certificate, coffee/tea and pastries/biscuits on arrival, afternoon tea and Car Parking is £225 per delegate.

The Holiday Inn is situated just off the A34 at the Peartree Roundabout, Oxford.

Directions to the venues will be provided for delegates.

COVID-19 risk control measures will be in place if needed.

Full Course Content

Time Programme
1.00 pm Registration – tea/coffee and cookies/biscuits/fruit etc.
1.30 pm Welcome and Introduction.
Types of Radiation Harm.
Background doses in UK
New style safer sources.
Doses and risks from School sources.
1.45 pm Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
Main points of the legislation as it affects Schools and Academies.
Registration with the HSE.
Duties and role of the RPS and RPA.
Storage requirements.
Pregnant employees and others.
2.30 pm Tea / coffee.
2.45 pm Local rules and radiation risk assessment.
How to assess for Radon.
Leakage testing of sources.
Contingency planning for Fire and Lost Sources.
Actions to be taken by Schools during and after prolonged closure.
3.30 pm Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016.
Options for the disposal of unwanted sources.
Fire Regulations requirements.
4.00 pm Preparation for School Inspections (ISI & Ofsted).
What Inspectors will expect to see.
Preparation for Health and Safety Executive inspections.
4.30 pm Question and answer session and advice on Individual queries.
Course Ends.