To apply for a radiological licence, first signup to theEDENportal.
Obligations for registrants and licensees include:
Keep records for radioactive materials and X-ray equipment.
Inform the EPA of any change in the inventory of licensed items through your EDEN account.
Keep records of dose monitoring, disposals, incidents, faults, and other relevant information.
Consult with an approved Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) in relation to radiation protection aspects of any proposed changes to licensed facilities (e.g. new X-ray equipment, relocation of materials or equipment).
Notify the local Fire Officer of the location and nature of all radioactive materials.
Inform the EPA of the loss or theft of any licensed items, or of any incident or accident involving a licensed item.
Display a copy of the authorisation in a public place.
Ensure proper labelling of all radioactive materials and X-ray equipment.
Make sure that all authorised items are subject to routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions.Appropriate quality assurance testing should also be carried out, as recommended by the RPA.
Display a sign that warns female patients to declare their known or suspected pregnancy (in the case of medical practitioners).
Obtain authorisation from the EPA prior to the disposal of any licensed item.
Ensure that, when equipment or material is sold, the purchaser is aware of their obligation to acquire an authorisation from the EPA.
Ensure that, when X-ray equipment is disposed of, it is rendered incapable of producing ionising radiation.
Have an agreement in place with the supplier of any sealed radioactive sources to take back the source when it is no longer of use.
Renewing your licence
You must apply to renew your licence at least 30 days before its expiry date.
When renewing your licence, you must ensure that all details are correct.
How to amend your licence
Log into EDEN and click on your name on the top right corner and then choose ”My Account”.
Select “Apply” to access your Licence.
Click on Licence Change/Amendment to view your Radiological Licence details. On the Radiological Protection Licence page, you can make changes to your licence, details, premises, personnel and inventory by selecting the relevant tab.
When you have made the changes required, you must navigate to the COMPLETE step and select the SUBMIT button. Changes made to any records on your licence will then be forwardedfor approval.
Changes to a licensed practice which require an amendment include:
A change to the licensee’s name or address
The addition or removal of a licensed item
The addition or removal of a licensed practice (e.g. disposal, transportation)