This course is similar to Aurora’s Ionising Radiation Safety Awareness course, but the modules are specialised for those who are users of x-ray generating equipment. It is designed to give an awareness of the health and safety aspects relating to work with ionising radiation to radiation workers in the context of electrically generated x-rays.
The course gives an awareness of the risks to health created by exposure to ionising radiation, the general radiation protection procedures and precautions which should be taken in connection with work with ionising radiation, and the importance of complying with the relevant legislation, most notably the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017. The course is split into a number of modules each with its own associated assessment.
Topics include: why radiation protection is important; what ionising radiation is; what the roles and responsibilities are within radiation protection; the biological effects of ionising radiation and perspective on this topic; how we can reduce our radiation dose; an awareness of the relevant legislation; and the measurement of ionising radiation by the use of hand held instruments or personal dosimetry.
You can take as much time as you need (log out and log back in at any time and continue where you left off), and once you have completed all the quizzes you will be able to download your certificate. It should be noted that this course is for general awareness and is not a radiation protection supervisor (RPS) course (which requires further depth of knowledge) and does not include detail on technical procedures specific to individual organisations.