Radiation Protection Adviser Services

Our Radiation Protection Advisers are certified by the assessing body RPA2000, and possess both the qualifications and experience to help your organisation provide a safe and compliant work environment.

What is a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA)?

Radiation Protection Advisers (RPAs) are recognised authorities who are qualified to provide advice to employers working with ionising radiations and guidance on how to comply with relevant health and safety regulations.

In the UK, the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) states that all employers who work with ionising radiations must seek advice from an RPA.  

What will the RPA provide? 

At ARPS, our RPAs have over 100 years of collective experience, providing round-the-clock radiation protection services to a wide range of sectors from energy to education. 

Our highly-qualified team has the technical know-how to deliver first-class radiation services that will help your company provide a safe working environment for employees and achieve regulatory compliance. 

ARPS RPA services include:

  • Advice on safe handling of radioactive materials, and radiation emitting products / devices
  • Advice on compliance with radiation protection regulations and good practice
  • Preparation and/or review of radiation risk assessments, local rules and procedures
  • Site visits and compliance/verification audits
  • Training of personnel either on site and at our premises
  • Support for special projects, from new facilities through to decommissioning
  • Performing shielding calculations 
  • Provision and management of personal dosimetry
  • Advice on monitoring requirements
  • Performing critical examinations  
  • Leak testing of sealed sources
  • Access to our RPA on call service
  • Attending meetings with stakeholders and regulators
  • Assisting and/or leading with investigations 

ARPS RPAs are all certified by the assessing body RPA2000, which is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - and have both the qualifications and experience to help your organisation provide a safe and compliant work environment.

What are my responsibilities?

In the UK, all employers engaged in work with ionising radiations are legally required to consult a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) under The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). 

Employers must ensure that employees are suitably trained and competent to work with ionising radiation, providing systems and controls to ensure doses to employees are kept as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Get In Touch

Joining the Lucion Group in December 2021 Aberdeen Radiation Protection Services Limited (ARPS) provides a full radiation protection service to a wide range of sectors including research institutes, technical service companies, medical facilities, and oil and gas operators.

Specialists in providing Radiation Protection advice, Radioactive Waste advice and Dangerous Goods Safety advice and training, our team deliver comprehensive and cost effective, trusted radiation protection services to a wide range of industrial and non-industrial companies.

Partner with a holistic RPA service provider and contact our team today by clicking ‘make an enquiry’ or call us on 01224 749784.

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