The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its processes for the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17), which will now include an inspection.
With the updated processes, employers will be required to submit more information when registering or seeking consent for work with ionizing radiation, starting from 1 October 2023. Employers will also need to submit information about the extent and purpose of their work if they apply to register work under regulation six of IRR17.
Employers will also be required to submit a safety assessment if applying for consent for work under regulation seven. From there, a specialist radiation inspector will review the assessment and the HSE will inspect the work practice prior to consent being given. The HSE said this will "normally" take up to three months, and employers will be charged a fee to recover HSE costs.
This will normally take up to three months, and you will be charged a fee to recover the HSE's costs. The HSE added that senior managers will be instrumental in registering such work information with these updated processes.Further details are available on the Society of Radiographers website.