Society for Radiological Protection to host feedback event on consents

The Society for Radiological Protection is hosting a workshop to help users of ionising radiation understand consents in their sector

Published: 06 March 2024 Event News

The Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) is hosting a feedback workshop on the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) consents, to support sectors that require them.

The workshop will have presentations in the morning, followed by break-out sessions in the afternoon, where participants will be able to discuss the processes and issues around consent in their sectors, raise questions, and seek advice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) inspectors.

Find out more about the event and sign up here. 

Guidance and safety

The morning presentations from the HSE, ONR and others will cover:

  • Updates on the introduction and bedding in of the new consents process and online applications platforms within HSE and ONR
  • HSE and ONR timeframes for dealing with applications and indicative costs
  • Guidance on safety assessments
  • Industry experiences of the new consent process - successes and pitfalls

Each presentation will include a question and answer session, as well as opportunities for overall discussion at the end of the morning.

Afternoon breakout sessions will allow smaller groups to discuss any issues within their sectors, followed by reporting back and discussing the way forward for each sector.

The regulations are relevant to employees who work with ionising radiation, radiation protection advisers, radiation protection supervisors, and general health and safety officers.

The session will be held on 18 July, 2024, at thestudio in Birmingham. 

This session follows a similar event that took place in February 2023, after the ONR changed the process by which it assesses and grants consents under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17).

These changes brought the consent assessment system in line with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards following recommendation 11 of the IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) UK mission in 2019.

The new safety assessment templates can be found here.

If anyone would like to submit an abstract for a presentation please contact [email protected].

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