The law

Sources of radiation used or kept in workplaces are covered by the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). Among various requirements, employers must:

  • Reduce exposure in the workplace to the lowest practically achievable levels.
  • Notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  • Appoint an independent radiation protection advisor (RPA).

Further legislation applies to museums with significant radioactive object collections. Consult an RPA for advice in how to comply with legislation.