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Notification, Authorisation, Recognition and related Fees - Recognition of Experts and Services (Dosimetry; Occupational Health; Radiation Protection; Medical Physics)

Based on the Protection against Ionising Radiation and Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Protection Law of 2018, the competence of individuals, groups of individuals or other bodies to provide expertise or other services shall be recognised by the Radiation Inspection and Control Service, as following:
    (a) "Dosimetry Service" means a body or an individual competent to calibrate, read or interpret individual monitoring devices, or to measure radioactivity in the human body or in biological samples, or to assess doses, whose capacity to act in this respect is recognised by the Radiation Inspection and Control Service;

    (b) "Occupational Health Service" means a health professional or body competent to perform medical surveillance of exposed workers, and whose capacity to act in this respect is recognised by the Radiation Inspection and Control Service;

    (c) "Radiation Protection Expert" means an individual or a group of individuals having the knowledge, training and experience needed to give radiation protection advice in order to ensure the effective protection of individuals, and whose capacity to act in this respect is recognised by the Radiation Inspection and Control Service;

    (d) "Medical Physics Expert" means an individual or a group of individuals, having the knowledge, training and experience to act or give advice on matters relating to radiation physics applied to medical exposure, and whose capacity to act in this respect is recognised by the Radiation Inspection and Control Service.

The Radiation Inspection and Control Service determines the criteria, procedures and related forms for the recognition of the above categories of Services and Experts. These criteria, procedures and forms governing the recognition of the above Services and Experts will be posted here shortly.

At present, until the above information become available, an application shall be submitted in writing to the Radiation Inspection and Control Service using the relevant form, and specific criteria shall be met in order for the required recognition to be granted.

All recognitions of “Qualified Experts” that have been granted based on the previous legislation are available online, and undertakings may contact these recognised persons for services in the field of their recognised competence.

The areas of competence for which undertakings may seek advice or service provision from the above Services or Experts are detailed in the Protection against Ionising Radiation and Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Protection (Basic Safety Standards for Protection against the Dangers arising from Ionising Radiation) Regulations of 2018 (R.A.A. 374/2018).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR INSPECTION
28.1.2019


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