The Ionising Radiations Regulations are statutory instruments which form the main legal requirements for the use and control of ionising radiation in the United Kingdom. There have been several versions of the regulations, the current legislation was introduced in 2017, repealing the 1999 regulations and implementing the 2013/59/Euratom European Union directive.
Apply to a large range of workplaces where radioactive substances and electrical equipment emitting ionising radiation are used. They also apply to work with natural radiation, including work in which people are exposed to naturally occurring radon gas and its decay products.
Any employer who undertakes work with ionising radiation must comply with IRR. Under IRR employers who work with ionising radiation are called radiation employers. IRR requires employers to keep exposure to ionising radiations as low as reasonably practicable. Exposures must not exceed specified dose limits. Restriction of exposure should be achieved first by means of engineering control and design features. Where this is not reasonably practicable employers should introduce safe systems of work and only rely on the provision of personal protective equipment as a last resort.
Revoked the 1999 Regulations https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1075/regulation/42/made
*Please refer to the Terms and Conditions in our footer.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by ISOvA, and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is, therefore, strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website, you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of ISOvA. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, ISOvA takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
In addition, the legal texts identified on this website do not represent all the legislation published in relation to the relevant topic areas. ISOvA Consultancy selects the legislation which it believes will apply to the organisations and industries with which it is engaged. In addition, there may be some instances where new legislation or amendments to current legislation are introduced, but there is a slight delay between the introduction of that legislation and the availability of it on this website. ISOvA Consultancy does not take responsibility for the accuracy of any information provided and would recommend that you take appropriate legal advice in relation to any legislation which is relevant to your organisation, as appropriate. In addition, the content of our webpages does not replace each organisation’s duty to be aware of and comply with the legal requirements applicable to their operations.
*Please note some sections maybe blank if no data is relevant
With ISOvA, 80% of the work is done for you. Our dedicated ISO experts maintain a master list of legislation relating to Quality, Environmental, Information Security and Occupational Health & Safety, leaving just 20% of effort from you to tailor it to your organisation.
We've already helped 100's of companies through the process - let us show you what we can do for yours...
Including our quarterly legal compliance updates that are a great resource for evidence for your ISO audits.
If you would like to know more about ISO Standards, Certification and the value of a good management system you can add to your business we would love to hear from you.