Welcome GDPR and please sign up to our mailing list

Today is the day that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (the GDPR) come into play and will affect all businesses with offices, employees, customers and/or suppliers in the EU.

As mentioned previously, we’ve updated our data protection policy and this is now available on our website: http://rp-alba.com/resources/201805DataProtectionPolicy.pdf

We are pleased to see that people are starting to opt in to be on our mailing list. We plan to use this for the distribution of periodic blog posts (commencing this summer) on aspects of radiation protection, developments in radiation protection, legislative changes and to let you know of other RP Alba Ltd products that may be of interest to you. You can opt in to receive these by signing up here: http://eepurl.com/dkOnfD

If you have any queries in relation to any of this then please feel free to get in touch with us.

GDPR is almost here

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards when it comes to the privacy of our clients and the privacy of their employees’ data.

In case you weren’t already aware, on the 25 May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (the GDPR) come into play and will affect all businesses with offices, employees, customers and/or suppliers in the EU.

In light of these changes, we’ve updated our data protection policy. These changes relate to personal data processed by RP Alba Ltd when we’re providing products and services. We have shared our updated data protection policy with our client base and this will be getting added onto our website shortly for future reference.

In the meantime, if you are interested, our updated policy can be read by following this link: 2018-05 Data Protection Policy.

If you have any queries in relation to this information then please feel free to get in touch with us.

New customer mailing list

We are planning to commence periodic blog posts (from this summer) on aspects of radiation protection, developments in radiation protection, legislative changes and to let you know of other RP Alba Ltd products that may be of interest to you.

These will be delivered through our new customer mailing list.

You can opt in to receive these by signing up here: http://eepurl.com/dkOnfD

If you have any queries in relation to this then please feel free to get in touch with us.

Our company secretary has been trained in GDPR

On the 25 May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (the GDPR) come into play and this will affect all businesses with offices, employees, customers and/or suppliers in the EU.

As part of our preparations for being ready for GDPR, our company secretary, has undergone training in GDPR to make sure that we know what needs done to ensure our compliance with the new regulations.

Pleased to say that she passed the associated assessment. Certificate attached: 2018-05-21 GDPR Training. Well done Sarah.

If you have any questions in relation to how we handle your data, or the data of your employees, then please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss. Our updated Data Protection Policy will be available on our website shortly.

RP awareness training course now available online for veterinary X-ray equipment users who radiograph horses and other large animals

RP Alba Ltd is in the process of updating our training packages to reflect the revised requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and where appropriate we are putting a number of our courses online for delegates to complete at a time/date that is convenient for them.

We are pleased to announce the publication of our course “Radiation protection awareness training for veterinary X-ray equipment users (horses and other large animals)”. This now available at https://www.radiationtrainingonline.com/courses/VP02

This training course is based on UK IRR17 requirements. It is suitable for delegates with no previous X-ray awareness training and also as a refresher.

Small animal veterinary X-ray equipment users RP awareness training course now available online

RP Alba Ltd is in the process of updating our training packages to reflect the revised requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and where appropriate we are putting a number of our courses online for delegates to complete at a time/date that is convenient for them.

We are pleased to announce that the publication of our course “Radiation protection awareness training for veterinary X-ray equipment users (small animal)”. This now available at https://www.radiationtrainingonline.com/courses/VP01

This training course is based on UK IRR17 requirements. It is suitable for delegates with no previous X-ray awareness training and also as a refresher.

Validity of IRR99 RPA Certificates of Competence from RPA2000 under IRR2017

RPA2000 performs the role of certifying competence in ionising and non-ionising radiation protection practice. Those acting in the capacity as a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) require a certificate of competence from RPA2000.

The current certificates of competence from RPA2000 certify individuals as meeting “the Criteria of Competence specified by the Health and Safety Executive for the purposes of the definition of a Radiation Protection Adviser in the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999“.

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99) are revoked by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR2017) on the 1st January 2018.

RPA2000 have stated on their website the following “Implementation of IRR2017 – RPA certificate holders who have been issued with a Certificate of Competence under IRR99 will note that the validity of that certificate will continue to be valid up to its declared expiry date.”

If you require RPA assistance to help with your compliance with IRR2017 then please feel free to get in contact with us.

RP awareness training for food industry X-ray equipment users

RP Alba Ltd is in the process of updating our training packages to reflect the revised requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and where appropriate we are putting a number of our courses online for delegates to complete at a time/date that is convenient for them.

Our “Radiation protection awareness training for X-ray equipment users in the food industry” course is now available at https://www.radiationtrainingonline.com/courses/FI101.

This training course is based on UK IRR17 requirements. It is suitable for delegates with no previous X-ray awareness training and also as a refresher.

Draft IRR17 Guidance and ACoP available

With the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 coming into force on 1st January 2018 it is nice to know that there will be an associated Approved Code of Practice and Guidance being made available for its use.

These are stilling being finalised. It expected that the final hard copy version will be available early next year (2018).  We have heard that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) anticipates that the online version will be available earlier as this will not have to go through the publication process.

The draft version of IRR17′s ACoP and guidance can be viewed here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l121.htm

 

SEPA Consultation on Integrated Authorisation Framework Supporting guidance

In January 2017, the Scottish Government and SEPA consulted on proposals for an integrated authorisation framework. The aim of the framework is to integrate, as far as possible, the authorisation, procedural and enforcement arrangements relating to water, waste management, radioactive substances and pollution prevention and control. The integrated authorisation framework is being developed in a phased manner, starting with radioactive substances. The Integrated Authorisation Framework will replace the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (as amended) in Scotland.

This part of the consultation seeks views on the supporting guidance. Please see https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/regulatory-strategy/iaf-draft-regulations/ for further information.

The consultation on the Integrated Authorisation Framework Supporting Guidance ends on 22nd December 2017.