Consultations with an RPA

The Ionising Radiation Regulations (2019) requires undertakings to seek advice from a radiation protection adviser (RPA) within their areas of competence on certain issues. The issues on which consultation with an RPA is required include: 

  • The examination and testing of protective devices and measuring instruments
  • The design and construction of any new buildings or facilities
  • Modifications to any existing buildings or facilities
  • Changes to the use of any buildings or adjoining buildings where radiation is used
  • The acquisition of any new X-ray units or radioactive sources
  • Implementation of new procedures involving any licensed item
  • The estimation of doses to workers and members of the public
  • The regular calibration of measuring instruments
  • The commissioning and acceptance into service of new licensed items
  • The development of appropriate quality assurance programmes

RPA Register

How to apply to be included on the register