Radiation Protection Compliance

How can we help you?

Complying to the rules and regulations set upon you can be a real challenge and opens your business to a lot of risk.

We’re here to give you peace of mind and remove the burden of regulation and compliance so you can carry on running and delivering your dental services.

We offer CPD compliance training, radiation protection consultancy at a great price.

The legislation

The requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) / Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (IRR(NI)17) are specifically directed at those who work with ionising radiation, including the undertaking of dental radiography. It requires the employer to demonstrate that they are keeping radiation doses as low as is reasonably practicable (ALARP) together with establishing and maintaining a quality management system.

The requirements of the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 [IR(ME)R17] / Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) [IR(ME)R(NI)] address the protection of the patient. The radiation dose received by the patient must again be kept ALARP while still achieving a clinical diagnosis. You must be able to show that you have written staff entitlements, written procedures for exposures, an up to date equipment inventory, and be able to show how optimisation of dose is achieved.

But don’t worry we’re here to help.

DD will help your practice meet the requirements of the current legislation. So you can provide adequate ionizing radiation protection to your employee's and patients alike. Our experienced team are here to help.

Radiation Protection Supervisor(RPS) Training

In dental practices where x-radiography is performed, it’s appropriate to appoint at least one Radiation Protection Supervisor(RPS) to ensure requirements of IRR17 / IRR(NI)17.

It is a requirement under IRR(NI)17 that RPSs know enough about radiation protection principles and procedures, and the requirements of IRR(NI)17 that apply to work with x-radiation in a dental practice environment, to enable them to supervise the work safely.

To meet this requirement, the individual(s) appointed to the role of RPS should receive appropriate training, which is usually achieved by attending a formal, externally delivered training course.

£595 plus VAT (Members £495 plus VAT)
(Up to 15 delegates, Add £10 plus VAT per delegate thereafter)

Radiation Protection Consultancy

Our compliance consultants can offer in-house practice support and advice to assist you in meeting your regulatory requirements. We will help your practice to demonstrate their commitment to meeting the requirements of current legislation and providing adequate protection from ionising radiation for employees, patients and other persons.

We have developed an online file that is easy to use and once completed is stored securely within your own Radiation Protection File. You can also print all areas of the file, if you prefer to keep a hard copy.

Be assured that we will endeavour to assist you and your team, whatever your compliance query.

Your price £489 plus VAT (Members £289 Plus VAT)

More about us

Formerly known as DBG, DD delivers compliance and training services throughout the UK. Working alongside dental practices for 25 years, we have a deep understanding of your practice requirements like few others. Our success has been, and continues to be, based on developing and delivering dental specific services when you need them.

With over 5,000 members across 7,000 practices, We offer a complete solution, allowing you to focus on what you do best!

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