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We have been working with Aberdeen Radiation Protection Services (now known as Lucion) now for just under 7 years, with them as our appointed RPA/DGSA. They offer a fantastic service and have been a great support to us over the years. They have an enormous wealth of knowledge within their team and are skilled and proficient.

They provide our Radiation Protection Supervisor and Radioactive Source Transport training, which is always highly commended by our workforce for content and delivery.

Very pleased with the continued excellent service.

Kim Parker ETest Limited

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Radiation Protection Adviser FAQs

An RPS is responsible for supervising work with ionising radiation at a local level, ensuring compliance with local rules and procedures. An RPA, on the other hand, is a legally required appointment who advises the employer on complying with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 and implementing safe systems of work. 

A Radiation Protection Adviser is a qualified expert who provides advice on complying with legal requirements and optimising radiation protection. Under IRR17, employers must consult with an RPA in various situations, such as when planning new work with ionising radiation or when there has been a significant change to existing work practices. 

The primary legislation governing radiation protection in the UK is the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR16). These regulations set out the requirements for employers to protect employees and the public from the risks of ionising radiation exposure, as well as the management and disposal of radioactive waste. 

Radiation is the emission or transmission of energy in the form of waves or particles through space or a medium. There are two types of radiation: ionizing (e.g., X-rays, gamma rays) and non-ionising (e.g., radio waves, microwaves).  

Ionising radiation can cause damage to living tissues, while non-ionizing radiation is generally less harmful but can still pose risks at high levels of exposure. 

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