Training for Licensees

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.

Training organisations in the Republic of Ireland

National University of Ireland

Galway, Co Galway

Contact: Dr Mark Foley, Physics Department

Telephone: 091 495383

Fax: 091 494584

Email: mark.foley@nuigalway.ie

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: radiationsafety@eircom.net 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

Email: mpbe@stjames.ie

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

Email: diagnostic.imaging@ucd.ie

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.

 

X-SPECT Limited

Ballinakill Close, Ballinakill, Waterford.

Contact: John Upton

Mobile: 087 8567429

email: info@xspect.ie

web: www.xspect.ie

Courses:  In-House Courses in Industrial Radiation Safety Awareness, and Radiation Safety Training for Radiation Protection Officers.

 

Training organisations in Northern Ireland

Onephoton Consultancy

7 Carncoagh Rd, Rathkenny, Ballymena,Co Antrim

Contact: Estelle Walker, Radiation Protection Adviser

Telephone: (+44) 7764 533496

Email: estelle.walker@btinternet.com

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.

Training organisations in Britain

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

Email: rpd@hpa-rp.org.uk

Web: www.hpa.org.uk

Leeds HPA

Telephone: (0044) 113 267 9041

Fax: (0044) 113 261 3190

Email: leeds@hpa-rp.org.uk

Glasgow HPA

Telephone: (0044) 141 440 2201

Fax: (0044) 141 440 0820

Email: Glasgow@hpa-rp.org.uk

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.

Radman Associates

Harvey House, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5JR England

Telephone: 01625 576000

Fax: 01625 576001

Email: admin@radman.co.uk

Web: www.radman.co.uk

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

Email: admin@srp-uk.org

Web: www.srp-uk.org

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

Email: dianne.hamilton@gstt.sthames.nhs.uk

Courses:

  • RPS ‘Radiology’ – Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Radiology. A four-day course held once per year in the summer.
  • RPS Course ‘unsealed sources’ – a three-day course held once per year in the summer for personnel supervising the use of unsealed radioactive material in medical/research laboratories and nuclear medicine departments.
  • The safe use of radioactivity in the laboratory for those working with unsealed radionuclides. One-day course held four times per year.

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

Email: meetings@ipem.org.uk

Web: www.ipem.ac.uk/

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

Email: alan@icr.ac.uk

Web: www.icr.ac.uk/

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

Email: clineng@liv.ac.uk

Web: www.liv.ac.uk

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

Web: www.bir.org.uk

Courses: Seminars/conferences on diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine etc are held on a regular basis

Tracerco

Pavilion 11, Belasis Hall Business Park, Coxwold Way, Billingham,

Cleveland, TS23 4EA, UK

Telephone: 0044 (0)1642 375500

Fax: 0044 (0)1642 370704

Email: tracerco@tracerco.com

Web: www.tracerco.com/

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 Training Organisations

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

Email: Official.Mail@iaea.org

Web: www.iaea.org/

Courses: Scientific conferences, symposia and seminars are held throughout the year on various topics.

Training in the transportation of radioactive material

Awareness training

Radiation Safety Ireland

Milltown House, Sheetland Road, Termonfeckin, County Louth

Contact: Dr Elaine Doorly

Mobile: (087) 264 4107

Email: radiationsafety@eircom.net

Web:  www.radiationsafety.ie/

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.

Specialisation Training for Drivers (ADR Class 7)

Onephoton Consultancy

7 Carncoagh Road, Rathkenny, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT43 7LW

Contact: Ms Estelle Walker

Telephone: 0044 7764 533 496

Email: estelle.walker@btinternet.com

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.