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WG2 - TG Training courses on Radiation Protection Dosimetry and Accreditation of IMS: Secrets & Solutions (based on Radiation Protection 160)

RP160 - Technical recommendations for monitoring individuals occupationally exposed to external radiation

The general purpose is the implementation of the European Commission Technical Recommendations for Monitoring Individuals Occupationally Exposed to External Radiation (Radiation Protection 160, RP160). All aspects of individual monitoring as discussed in RP160 will be addressed during the course with an emphasis on metrology, quality assurance and type testing. Recent developments will also be covered, including the changes coming with the new version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, impact of the EU Directive 2013/59/Euratom and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Intended audience: The course is intended for all stakeholders in individual monitoring for external radiation but in particular for junior or trainee managers of approved dosimetry services.

Topics covered:

• General radiation protection

• Basic detection principles

• Measurement methods

• Dosimetry quantities

• Uncertainty evaluation

• Calibration and type-testing

• Inter-comparisons

• Quality assurance, quality control

• Dose registration

• Accreditation

• QA audits

Courses were successfully delivered as follows:

  • Krakow 2012
  • Zagreb 2013
  • Lisbon 2015
  • Florence 2017
  • Paris 2019
  • Lisbon 2022
  • Krakow 2024

In all cases, feedback was positive. Content is evolving to incorporate new developments. Future training courses will continue to refer extensively to RP160 whilst evolving to meet changing needs.

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