Safety Services


Radiation protection supervisors (X-ray) training

This instructor-led course is for UCL appointed Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS).

Course description

This instructor-led course provides Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs) with the necessary knowledge of the principles of radiation protection, procedures for safe working, applicable legislation and the implementation of UCL local rules to enable them to supervise the safe use of X-rays in their departments.

All safety instructor-led training courses are delivered by our team of safety experts.


This course covers the following topics.

  • The nature of ionising radiation and its interaction with tissues
  • Radiation quantities
  • Basic legal requirements - Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017
  • Relevant measurement and monitoring techniques
  • The principles of practical radiation protection
  • Radiation risk assessments and local rules
  • Contingency plans
  • Full role and duties of the RPS

Target audience

UCL appointed Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS).


Training courses are free to UCL staff however your Department will be charged £50 if you fail to attend when booked on a course.  Non-attendance at first aid courses will incur a higher non-attendance fee.

Late applications

If you have not received your confirmation notification from the MyHR Mailer please contact Safety Services on 020 3108 8592 or email to safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk.

External delegates

Places to external delegates are only offered if there is spare capacity on an instructor-led course.

Please contact safetytraining@ucl.ac.uk to be placed on a waiting list stating the course title and date you wish to join. 

To book

Training courses are accessible using UCL MyLearning. 

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Last updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020