Course Detail

HS006 - Working Safely with Ionising Radiation

A 3 hour safety awareness course for users of ionising radioactive sources (radio isotopes, x-rays and sealed radioactive sources).

The course is presented in compliance with the latest regulations governing the use of ionising radioactive sources. It covers elementary radiation physics; QMUL/local rules and management systems for working safely with ionising radiation sources; monitoring, ordering and disposal of radioactive materials.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • By the end of this course, participants should be able to: understand the requirements of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 and the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010 (as amended) .
  • Understand the use of radiation monitoring instruments and dosemeters
  • Be aware of personal dosimetry methodology
  • Be familiar with the requirements of the QMUL and Local Rules for ionising radiation work
  • Be aware of the safe methods for working with ionising radioactive sources
  • Be aware of the QMUL inventory system for the receipt, use and disposal of ionising radioactive sources (IsoStock)

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Thursday 13 June 2019

Venue: Abernethy Room A, W, Abernethy Building, Whitechapel

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Dr M Ariyanayagam
  • Dr J Horrocks
For new users of ionising radiation sources and as a 'refresher' training for existing users.

However, this training cannot be used as the basis for appointment as a Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS). A separate training course is conducted for this purpose.

Attendees from External Organisations: If you have booked onto one of the QMUL Health & Safety Training courses please contact the Health & Safety Directorate for further instructions by emailing with your name, organisation, course code and course date requested.