Safety Services


Radiation protection supervisors (ionising radiations) training

This instructor-led course is for UCL appointed Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) who supervise X-rays, sealed and unsealed sources.

Course description

This instructor-led course provides Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPSs) with the necessary knowledge of the principles of radiation protection, applicable legislation and their implementation through the UCL radiation management system. This course also provides information on UCL Operating Procedures (OPs) to enable RPSs to supervise the safe and compliant use of ionising radiations in their departments.


RPSs who supervise sealed and unsealed radiation work must have successfully completed the eLearning course the Principles of Radiation Safety

RPSs who supervise X-rays must have successfully completed the eLearning course Basic X-ray Physics and Safe Use of X-rays.

RPSs supervising a combination of X-ray and radioactive materials (sealed or unsealed) must complete all of the aforementioned training.

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


This training course will provide Department Radiation Protection Supervisors with the following information.

  • Refresher on radiation basics
  • Roles and responsibilities of the RPS, as well as other radiation roles
  • The Radiation Management system and the UCL Operating Procedures (OPs)  and their implementation within departments, including:
    • Registration and Radiation Risk Assessments
    • Local rules and written departmental procedures
    • Best Available Technique
    • Designation
    • Checks and maintenance
    • Monitoring
  • Vacating areas
  • Management of radiation workers and dosimetry
  • Waste management
  • Incident management

Target audience

UCL Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) covering X-rays, sealed and unsealed sources. Appointed RPS and those looking to be appointed.


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 email 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: Tuesday, April 4, 2023