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.

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