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:
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 https://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/gf2.ti/f/19618/665413.1/PDF/-/Question_Set__Notifications_Regsitrations_Consents.pdf