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Course Overview - RPS for Open Sources

Title of Course

Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS) – open sources, use of laboratory radiochemicals


1 or 2 days

Brief descriptor

RPS’s must be suitably trained and competent to supervise local rules and radiation protection aspects of work with ionising radiation (Regulation 15, Ionising Radiations regulations 2017). Attendance on an approved RPS course will meet this requirement.

Who is it for?

Anyone appointed to the role of RPS for work involving use of ionising radiation from open radioactive sources, typically radiochemicals used in research laboratory applications.

What will the participant get out of this?

  • Understand about hazards and risks presented by open sources.
  • Learn about administrative arrangements and precautions which must be taken to ensure all exposures are kept ‘as low as reasonably practicable’.
  • Learn about radiation monitoring.
  • Know what to do in an incident situation.
  • Learn about the RPS role.

Participant preparation needed?


Any prior knowledge or experience required?

Familiarity with work applications involving open radioactive sources is required.

How many places?

See individual course information.

Delivered by?

1. Aurora Health Physics. 1 day specifically for open sources, can combine with sealed sources and X-ray

2. Radman Associates. 2 day specifically for open sources.