Ionising Radiation: Basic Awareness
Is this course for me?
The course is suitable for any student or member of staff who works with ionising radiation.
The course covers the biological effects of exposure to ionising radiation, including the ‘internal’ and ‘external’ exposure pathways. It also introduces the concept of ‘dose’ and its relationship to risk and describes the basic principles of radiation protection. The course will also look at the key legal requirements that must be met when undertaking work with ionising radiation and describes the radiological risk assessment process and the development of a safe system of work.
At the end of the course you will:
- Be able to define ‘ionising radiation’
- Understand the level of risk associated with exposure to ionising radiation
- Identify the nature of the radiological hazards you encounter in your work
- Understand the key ways in which you can minimise your exposure
- List the key legal requirements which apply to your work place
- Be able to interpret a radiological risk assessment
- Understand the concept of a ‘Safe System of Work’
To find out more information, please email the Safety Office.
Last updated 20/01/2016 (PC)