Course Detail

HS027 - Radiation Protection Supervisor

This course syllabus includes

Concepts of Ionising Radiation Protection.
The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 – key requirements including RPS role and duties.
Risk assessments and Local Rules (practice workshop).
Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 – key requirements.
QMUL local arrangements for Ionising Radiation Protection.
Inspections (internal / regulators).
Scenarios – practice workshop.
This course will be run annually (late autumn) either as a full course or as a shorter refresher course. The course is conducted by the QMUL Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) team and the QMUL Radiation Protection Officer (RPO). The syllabus adheres to the HSE guidance at


Full course: 6.5 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min)

Refresher course: 4 hours classroom time plus completion of an online knowledge quiz (open book) on QMPlus in attendee’s own time (approximately 30 min).

Certification: An online completion certificate will be generated upon satisfactory completion (pass mark 80% or greater) of the online knowledge quiz on QMPlus by the attendee. The access details for the online knowledge quiz will be provided by the course tutor at the classroom.

This course is not accredited by any training accreditation body.

Suitability: Only open to those at QMUL nominated to be or already appointed to be RPSs / Deputy RPSs by their Head of School / Institute and to personnel on QMUL payroll who assist the QMUL Ionising Radiation Protection program. Attendee list will be vetted and confirmed beforehand by the QMUL Ionising Radiation Protection Officer. See RPS appointment form and duties at

Requalification / Refresher: Attendance by QMUL RPSs/ Deputy RPSs once every 3 years.


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

  • To understand the concepts of Ionising Radiation Protection
  • To understand the nature of ionising radiation interaction with tissue
  • To understand the measurement and activity of Ionising Radiation
  • To know the relevant measurement techniques
  • To know the basic legal requirements for Ionising Radiation Protection / To know the basic principles of practical radiation protection
  • To know the key requirements of the QMUL policy, management systems and local rules / To know the procedures for accidents, incidents, emergency and reporting.

Provided by: Health and Safety


Date: Wednesday 4 December 2019

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

Time: 10:00 - 14:00


  • Dr M Ariyanayagam
Please check non-attendance policy and possible penalties for non-attendance at

External organisations: Not open to external organisations.

Further Information: If you require any further details please contact the Health & Safety Directorate at