Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17)


In January 2018 the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999 (IRR99) were replaced by the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17).

The regulations are intended for anyone working with ionising radiation, whatever the dose. All X-Ray Cabinet, Conveyor and mobile scanning devices are included within these regulations, and when using this type of equipment you are required to register that you are working with a radiation generator with the HSE (Health & Safety Executive).

>> Download the HSE’s Work with ionising radiation Approved Code of Practice and guidance publication

All new X-Ray equipment needs to be registered and if you are already using an X-Ray device that was previously registered prior to January 2018 then you will also need to resubmit a registration.

The registration must be submitted by an authorised employee and a third party is unable to submit this on your behalf. To register please visit There is a fee of £25 when completing your registration which can be paid online using a credit/debit card.

For advice on radiation you should speak with an RPA. If you have any questions regarding your equipment or registration please speak with your Account Manager or contact us on 01322 288890.





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