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HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

Changes to HSE registration and consent process for work with radiationHSE has announced changes to the processes associated with work with radiation. From 1st October 2023: Registration: employers registering work with radiation with HSE will need to submit more...

HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

How often does a radiation protection file need updating?

Radiation Protection File updates - how often?This is a frequently asked question!  Guidance recommends that dental x-ray equipment QA tests are carried out at least every three years and, once carried out, these should be reviewed by your RPA / MPE.  In addition, The...

HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

Image quality grading of dental radiographs

A two-point grading scale is now recommendedGrading the quality of dental X-ray images is an essential step in radiographic interpretation. It involves assessing the technical aspects of the image, such as image clarity, contrast, and detail, to determine its...

HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

The legal requirement for an RPA (Radiation Protection Adviser)

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 apply to all employers working with radiation, including dental x-ray sets within dental practices.  The regulations require the employer to appoint a “Radiation Protection Adviser” in...

HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

Squat practices and new practice sites

Radiation Protection of Squat Dental Practices or New Sites - What do I need to know?The 10 second read is… ensure there is a dental RPA (radiation protection adviser) review of plans early and establish your radiation protection file and register with the HSE before...

HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

Registration with HSE

Have you registered your work with x-rays with the HSE?All dental practices utilising x-ray equipment are required to register with the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) under the Ionising Radiations Regulations.  Registration is undertaken online and involves a...

ARPANSA publishes new patient factsheet

ARPANSA publishes new patient factsheet

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) have joined together to produce a factsheet for patients to explain different types of dental imaging and the associated levels of radiation exposure,...

CQC guidance updated

CQC guidance updated

The Care Quality Commission have updated their myth buster “Dental radiography and X-rays”, which summarises how they will consider this activity during inspections and the key issues which practices should consider in relation to their use of x-rays....

HSE registration and consent for work with radiation

IAEA issue a new report

The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) have published a new (2022) safety report on Dental Radiology, which provides guidance on best practices to dental professionals as well as radiation protection experts, regulators and manufacturers of dental imaging...

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