Radiation Protection Contract
The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99) are specifically directed at those who work with ionising radiation, including the undertaking of radiography. It requires the employer to demonstrate that they are keeping radiation doses as low as is reasonably practicable (ALARP) together with establishing and maintaining a quality management system.
The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations [as amended] (IR(ME)R) address the protection of the patient. The radiation dose received by the patient must again be kept ALARP while still achieving a clinical diagnosis. You must be able to show that you have written staff entitlements, procedures and an up to date equipment inventory and be able to show how optimisation of dose is achieved.
DBG will help your practice to demonstrate their commitment to meeting the requirements of current legislation and providing adequate protection from ionising radiation for employees, patients and other persons.
We have developed an online file that is easy to use and once completed is stored securely within your own DBG Member's Area. You can also print all areas of the file, if you prefer to keep a hard copy.
Why do I need this package?
To comply with The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99) and The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations [as amended] (IR(ME)R).
How long is this package valid?
This package is valid for 3 years from the date you take it out with DBG.
What does this package include?
- Consultation with a suitable Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) as required by IRR99.
- Access to Medical Physics Expertise as required by IR(ME)R.
- An Online Radiation Protection Management File – A comprehensive file designed to guide the practice through the requirements of IRR99 and IR(ME)R and demonstrate your compliance with this legislation.
How much does this package cost?
For a DBG Member this package is £260 plus VAT for the full 3 years.
For a non DBG Member this package is £460 plus VAT for the full 3 years.