Radiation Governance Framework (SPE155)

Work-based learning outcomes

  1. Develop organisational policies for radiation protection
  2. Develop procedures for management and control of radioactive substances
  3. Develop procedures for control of equipment generating radiation and of the radiation emitted
  4. Audit areas where radiation is used
  5. Participate in the response to radiation incidents and emergencies
Number Work-based learning outcome Title Knowledge
1 1

Critically appraise the organisation’s radiation safety policies with reference to the current legislation

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2 2

Draft or critically appraise local rules and procedures for departments using radioactive materials, including contingency plans, consulting with users where appropriate

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3 3

Draft or critically appraise local rules and procedures for departments using equipment that generates radiation, including contingency plans, consulting with users where appropriate

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4 1

Draft or critically appraise Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 procedures for a department using ionising radiation or radioactive materials

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5 1,2

Plan, prepare and undertake audits in a range of facilities, applying suitable methodology for the type of audit to be conducted

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6 1,2

Report findings of risk assessment audit, specify degree of compliance, recommendations for further action and date of follow-up review

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7 5

Participate in the investigation of a radiation incident

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8 3,5

Perform measurements or calculations to establish the extent to which radiation exposure has taken place and therefore the risks posed

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9 1,2

Report results of incident investigation in correct format and at required level of detail for target audience, including a recommended action plan

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10 1,2

Review plans and action cards to be used in the event of a major radiation incident

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11 1,2

Audit equipment available for use in a major radiation incident and ensure that the appropriate radiation monitors would be available

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12 1,2

Participate in the training of staff with regard to major radiation incidents

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You must complete
1 Case-based discussion(s)
1 of the following DOPS / OCEs
Assessment Title Type
Audit radiation safety governance arrangements DOPS
Give advice to a non-scientific manager on radiation safety governance DOPS
Report a radiation incident following the organisation's procedures DOPS
Provide IRMER training to Referrers DOPS
Meet with a radiation protection supervisor to discuss safe working practices in a department DOPS
Perform a validation of Type A and / or excepted packaging DOPS
Select of an appropriate radiation detector for a radiation emergency exercise or incident DOPS
Identify a radionuclide DOPS
Undertake decontamination of an area or person during a radiation emergency exercise or incident DOPS
Rehearse contingency plans OCE
Input to a radiation safety or similar committee OCE
Participate in radiation safety training. OCE
Give advice to a non-scientist during a radiation emergency exercise or incident OCE
Instruct staff on the decontamination of a radiation casulaty OCE