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Work with ionising radiation: Approved Code of Practice and guidance

On 1 January 2018 Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) replaced IRR99.

The Approved Code of Practice and guidance in the draft below now applies. It gives advice and direction on how to meet the requirements in the regulations.

Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017
Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Work with ionising radiation
Date of publication:
Series code:
L121 (second edition)
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This draft has been updated to include the final copy of the regulations and a full list of updated schedules

This guidance is mostly for employers with duties under the regulations but should also be useful to others such as:

Main changes to legislation

Eye dose limit reduced – the dose limit for exposure to the lens of the eye has been reduced from 150mSv to 20mSv in a year.  

Notifying the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – for the work you do with ionising radiation, you must now notify, register or get consent from HSE.

Updated: 2018-01-03