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We have provided here a list of organisations which are involved in the provision of training in radiation protection. This list is given as information only. While every effort has been made to ensure that the contents are accurate, the EPA does not accept any legal liability for any errors or omissions. Persons intending to rely on this list should make their own enquiries to ensure that the organisation has appropriate qualifications and/or experience to provide the services appropriate to the client.
National University of Ireland
Galway, Co Galway
Contact: Dr Mark Foley, Physics Department
Telephone: 091 495383
Fax: 091 494584
Courses: Radiological Protection Course, usually held January each year, for industry, education and research.
Radiation Safety Ireland
Milltown House, Sheetland Road, Termonfeckin,County Louth
Contact: Dr Elaine Doorly
Mobile: (087) 264 4107
Email: email@example.com and www.radiationsafety.ie
Courses: In-house and public courses on radiation awareness and radiation protection for industry, education and research.
Dept of Medical Physics & Bioengineering
Garden Hill House, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8
Telephone: (01) 416 2645
Courses: St James's Hospital offers a range of short courses in hospital based radiation protection only.
University College Dublin
School of Diagnostic Imaging, St Anthony’s, Herbert Avenue, Dublin 4
Contact: Continuing Professional Educational Officer
Telephone: (01) 269 4533 / (01) 283 7425
Fax: (01) 269 018
Courses: Courses on aspects of clinical practice for radiographers, physicists, lecturers, researchers etc.
Courses are also held throughout the year by various Hospitals in Ireland for non-consultant hospital doctors, users of unsealed sources etc. Contact the Chief or Principal Physicist at your nearest hospital.
Ballinakill Close, Ballinakill, Waterford.
Contact: John Upton
Mobile: 087 8567429
Courses: In-House Courses in Industrial Radiation Safety Awareness, and Radiation Safety Training for Radiation Protection Officers.
7 Carncoagh Rd, Rathkenny, Ballymena,Co Antrim
Contact: Estelle Walker, Radiation Protection Adviser
Telephone: (+44) 7764 533496
Courses: Offering a range of in-house tailored RPO and radiation awareness training courses on the use of sealed/unsealed sources and X-ray equipment for industry, education and research in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ms Walker is also a DGSA.
The Health Protection Agency (formerly National Radiological Protection Board)
Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards
Radiation Protection Division, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 ORQ, England
Telephone: (0044) 1235 831600
Fax: 0044 1235 833891
Telephone: (0044) 113 267 9041
Fax: (0044) 113 261 3190
Telephone: (0044) 141 440 2201
Fax: (0044) 141 440 0820
Courses: Courses are held for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPOs) ─ general, refresher, gauging and analytical, users of nuclear density gauges, radiation awareness for operators of X-ray inspection systems, users of unsealed radioactive material, and radiation awareness and safety officers. Courses in radiation protection for the Dental Trade are also held. Courses are generally held from February to December.
Harvey House, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5JR England
Telephone: 01625 576000
Fax: 01625 576001
Courses: Radman Associates advises industry, commerce, research and teaching establishments throughout the UK on radiation protection, and organises radiation protection courses on a regular basis.
The Society For Radiological Protection
21 Wigmore Street, London W1H 9LA
Telephone: 0044 1271 862665
Fax: 0044 1271 862151
Courses: Scientific meetings are held throughout the year on various aspects of radiation protection.
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital
Medical Physics Department, Lower Ground Floor, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas’ Hospital,
London SE1 7EH, England
Telephone: 0044 20 7922 8072
Fax: 0044 20 7922 8279
The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Fairmount House, 230 Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1ES, England
Telephone: 0044 1904 610821
Fax: 0044 1904 612279
Courses: Meetings/seminars etc are held throughout the year on various topics for clinicians, physicists, radiographers, radiotherapists and other relevant groups.
The Royal Marsden NHS Trust / Institute of Cancer Research
The Joint Physics Department, Downs Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PT, England
Telephone: 0044 208 661 3704
Fax: 0044 208 643 3812
Courses: Practical and theoretical courses in radiotherapy physics, radiation dosimetry, treatment planning, techniques, machines and QA, radiobiology, brachytherapy and portal imaging.
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Department of Clinical Engineering, Duncan Building, Prescot Street, Liverpool L7 8XP, England
Telephone: 0044 151 706 4202
Fax: 0044 151 706 5803
Courses: Safety of medical electrical equipment (BS EN 60601-1 and BS5724-1) and other short courses in clinical engineering.
The British Institute of Radiology
36 Portland Place, London W1N 4AT, England
Contact: Conference Office
Telephone: 0044 20 7307 1429
Fax: 0044 20 7307 1414
Courses: Seminars/conferences on diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine etc are held on a regular basis
Pavilion 11, Belasis Hall Business Park, Coxwold Way, Billingham,
Cleveland, TS23 4EA, UK
Telephone: 0044 (0)1642 375500
Fax: 0044 (0)1642 370704
Courses: Management of work with radiation and radioactive materials in the oil and gas and related industries; Radiation Protection Supervisor training for well logging engineers and technicians; transport of radioactive materials in the oil & gas industry; emergency response training for incidents involving radioactive materials in the oil and gas industry, work involving Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM/LSA), nucleonic instrumentation (gauges), radiography operations, the use of radioisotopes for process diagnostics, selection and use of radiation monitors, laboratory use of radioisotopes and other industrial applications of ionising radiations.
International Atomic Energy Agency
Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: 0043 1 2600 21270 / 21275
Fax: 0043 1 2600 29610
Courses: Scientific conferences, symposia and seminars are held throughout the year on various topics.
Radiation Safety Ireland
Milltown House, Sheetland Road, Termonfeckin, County Louth
Mobile: (087) 264 4107
Courses: In-house and public courses on radiation awareness and radiation protection for industry, education and research. General awareness training in accordance with the ADR.
7 Carncoagh Road, Rathkenny, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT43 7LW
Contact: Ms Estelle Walker
Telephone: 0044 7764 533 496
Courses: This ADR Class 7 Course for Drivers has been approved under the current Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations. General awareness and specialisation training courses are held in Ireland.
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