Guidance

One of the roles of the EPA is to ensure that registered persons comply with the relevant Irish and European legislation.  We also provide advice and guidance to help licensees understand the often complex regulations governing the use of ionising radiation.

The EPA Inspectors have a wide range of expertise in different areas of radiation protection and are able to provide advice and assistance as required.

For advice specifically on the regulation of ionising radiation, you can contact us directly.

We also have available for download a range of guidance documents. These are designed to help you meet your legal obligations and ensure maximum protection for you and your staff.

They cover a number of key areas, including

  • The role of Radiation Protection Advisers
  • Radiation protection in dental radiography
  • Radiation protection in veterinary radiography
  • The role of Radiological Protection Officers
  • Intervention planning
  • Emergency preparedness
  • How to report an incident or accident
  • Drafting and maintaining Radiation Safety Manuals/Procedures
  • Risk assessment
  • Training requirements for transporting radioactive materials by road
  • Guidance note on High Activity Sealed Sources

All of these documents are available in the publications section of this website.