As of February 2018, the new ‘Basic Safety Standards Directive’ (BSSD) will be implemented in order to adopt the latest recommendations from the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). The BSS Directive will harmonise the Basic Safety Standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with the EU regime.
With the new ‘Basic Safety Standards Directive’, there will also be changes to the ‘Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999’.
The IRR17 will include the following changes:
- Reductions in the dose limit for exposure to the lens of the eye. The new Directive reduces the equivalent dose from 150mSv to 20mSv in a year.
- Introducing a new three tiered risk-based system of regulatory control. The three tiers are notification, registration and licensing. Higher radiation protection risk will require greater requirements.
Ultimately, the implementation of the new Directive is to outline the basic safety standards for exposure to ionising radiation.
RPA UK will be following and adopting the changes to the BSS Directives in order to provide a professional service that is in-line with the new Ionising Radiations Regulations.
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