Questions from HSE for IRR17 Graded Approach Online Application

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) come into force on 1st January 2018.

A significant change introduced by IRR17 is the introduction of a risk-based approach to telling the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of your work with ionising radiation. Under IRR99 a notification system operated.

Rather than just notifications, there will be three distinct tiers:

  • Notification
  • Registration
  • Consent

Those already working with ionising radiation will need to submit this information to HSE between 1 January 2018 and 5 February 2018, even if you have previously provided information. There may be a fee associated with resubmitting this information to HSE.

HSE are introducing an online system for telling them of your work with ionising radiation. The online system will ask a number of questions that will have to be responded to.

HSE has prepared a set of questions that they will ask those who apply. Further information on the types of questions that are likely to be asked can be viewed at

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