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Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)

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Course Description :

This comprehensive course is designed for all individuals working or associated with radiation generators and sealed sources, with a focus on industrial radiography personnel. It meets the requirements of the Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN), which mandates that radiography certificates are valid only if the individual has successfully passed a PCN radiation examination within the past five years and holds valid certification for Basic Radiation Safety or Radiation Protection to supervisor level.

During the course, you will learn about the source and nature of ionizing radiation, relevant basic physics, the behavior of radioactive isotopes, absorption processes, and units of activity and dose. Additionally, you will be taught about radiation damage to the human body, somatic and hereditary damage, stochastic and deterministic effects, early and late effects, the principles of radiation protection, methods of radiation protection (time, distance, shielding), dose limits, and safe distance and other protection calculations.

Furthermore, this course provides guidance on the use of SI 3232:1999 and the relevant parts of ACOP, gamma containers and tests on them, and packaging, labeling, and transport. You will also learn about instrumentation and monitoring, and emergency procedures and equipment. The Radiation Protection Supervisor portion of the course will also cover the requirements for Radiation Protection Supervisors, knowledge and understanding of the requirements to assess doses, carry out hazard assessments, implement contingency plans and emergency procedures, and the arrangements for the provision of dosimeters and the keeping of dose records.

This training is in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712 and ends with a certification examination. Successful completion of this course will equip you with knowledge related to working with radiation in line with PCN requirements, including the damage that can be caused and processes to mitigate against this.

It is important to note that the responsibility for the appointment of a Radiation Protection Supervisor rests with the employer, whose attention is drawn to regulation 13 of the IRR 99 regarding the duty to consult one or more Radiation Protection Advisers.

Please be aware that the Radiation Protection Supervisor level is an optional level of certification for holders of PCN level 1, level 2, and level 3 certification of competence for industrial radiography, and is also available for those appointed by an employer in accordance with regulation 17(4) of the United Kingdom Ionising Radiation Regulations (SI 3232:1999) to supervise work with radiation.

Candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest, or renewal) must provide photo ID (e.g driving license number, passport number, PCN ID card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so will result in being turned away.

The price listed includes examination and levy fees.

Entry Requirements:

  • To be eligible for this examination, candidates must:
  • Hold a current PCN BRS certificate or an alternative acceptable to BINDT
  • Have successfully completed a PCN approved course comprising of 24 hours of formal training to RPS level as outlined in the current edition of PCN/GEN Appendix Z1
  • Provide evidence of nine months relevant experience as a holder of a PCN Basic Radiation Safety certificate or an alternative recognized by BINDT.

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About this institute

Institute Name : TWI Training

Language : English

Charge : Paid

Location : Great Abington

Mode : No

Institute Description :

TWI is a world-renowned organization in the field of technology engineering, providing top-notch research and consultancy services to its members. With a reputation for expertise, professionalism, impartiality, and confidentiality, TWI collaborates with some of the most influential companies worldwide across all industry sectors.

Training with TWI can lead to internationally recognized qualifications that offer tangible benefits to industry by equipping learners with new competences. If you are an individual, training with TWI can enhance your skills, resulting in career progression, and our certification provides evidence of your competence to an internationally recognized standard.

At TWI, we regularly update our portfolio of courses and certification schemes to maintain our position as the world leader in our field. You can be assured that your training is internationally recognized by certification award bodies, including CSWIP, BGAS-CSWIP, PCN, EWF/IIW, ASNT, IOSH, and NEBOSH.

In summary, TWI offers industry-leading training and certification schemes that provide learners with new competences, career progression, and internationally recognized qualifications. Our updated portfolio of courses and certifications ensures that learners receive the most current and relevant training available, making TWI the preferred choice for industry professionals worldwide.

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