New regulations for dentists in Northern Ireland using x-ray equipment
5 March 2018
We have been notified by the Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland (HSENI) that all dentists using x-ray generations in the country, must register under the new regulations.
IRR17 has replaced IRR99 and introduces a three-point risk-based system of regulatory control – "notification" (for low level risk activities), "registration" (for the operation of radiation generators) and "consent" (for the highest risks).
General dental practitioners use x-ray generators, so are required to apply in the "register" category.
You need to apply even if you have previously told HSE that you work with ionising radiation.
To do this, you need to fill out the IRRNI17 questionnaire form; you need to "register" (pages 1-4) and ignore the "notify" and "consent" parts of the form.
Once complete, you need to email your form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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