X-ray diffraction (XRD) equipment generates and uses x-ray radiation for analytical purposes. 

Radiation can be harmful to health so it is important that those using XRD equipment have a basic understanding of the radiation hazard associated with this equipment and the control measures that are in place for their safety.

The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (for employers in England, Scotland and Wales) and the Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (for employers in Northern Ireland) both require employees who work with X-ray radiation to be given suitable and proportionate information or instruction to avoid being unnecessarily exposed to ionising radiation.

Specifically the ionising radiations regulations requires employees who are working with X-ray equipment to know:
i) the risks to health created by exposure to ionising radiation;
ii) the general and specific radiation protection procedures and precautions which should be taken for their work with X-ray equipment; and
iii) the importance of complying with the medical, technical and administrative requirements of the regulations.

The regulations also require training to be repeated at appropriate intervals and documented by the employer. 

This training course aims to provide a basic awareness of the radiation hazard for employees who use XRD equipment. This course also aims to put the radiation risk into perspective and provides awareness of the control measures that should be in place to help keep their radiation doses as low as reasonably practicable.

A course handout is provided and this contains all of the slides used in the training package. 

Every delegate will be given access to the course material for 6 months from the date of enrollment. 

Most delegates take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to complete this training course.

There is an online examination at the end of this course. Upon successful completion of this training, a digital credential (certificate) will be issued by email to the delegate for their records.

Course Curriculum

    1. Course handout and additional information

    1. Basic radiation hazard awareness for XRD users

    1. Course test and feedback

    2. Course test

    3. Delegate declaration

    4. Course feedback (all questions optional)

About this course

  • £42.00
  • 6 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

You can purchase multiple quantities of this course by using the links below. A unique coupon code will be emailed to you (normally within 24 hours) to distribute to the other participants.

If you are needing to purchase this course for someone else to take then please purchase this course "for yourself" and email us immediately that the course is for someone else. Normally within 24 hours we will issue a coupon code and instructions to you to share with your delegate so that they can access the course and we will then unroll you from the course.

Alternatively please email us at [email protected] and we can issue you with an invoice associated with your delegate's enrollment onto this course. Normally within 24 hours of receipt of payment we will issue a coupon code to you to share with your delegate so that they can access the course.

If you, or your employer, would prefer to pay by Bank Transfer rather than making an online transaction then we can send you an invoice to help enable this. Please email us at [email protected] stating which course you would like delegates enrolled in and state how many delegates. 

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We will plant 10 trees for every delegate who enrolls, or is enrolled, on this course.

We are committed to taking action on climate change. Once a course delegate has signed up for one of our courses we plant the stated number of trees through our partner organisation Ecologi. Reforestation is widely understood as a major natural climate solution. From an ecological point of view we're only just grasping the cost of what life is like without trees. The reforestation projects we fund aren't certified as carbon offsets. The carbon emissions they will sequester will happen in the future.

About the instructor

Bob Kerr BSc(Hons) CRadP FSRP MNucI MRSC MSaRS

Hi there, thanks for looking at and hopefully signing up for one of our online radiation safety training courses.  I am the Director of RP Alba Ltd. I have been working with and advising users of radiation and radioactivity for over 20 years. Most of my radiological work has been in various parts of the United Kingdom (UK), however I have also performed work with radiation and radioactive materials on various continents.  I hold a Certificate of Competence from RPA2000 to act as a Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) and a further Certificate of Competence to act as a Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA). I am a Chartered Radiation Protection Professional, a Fellow of the Society for Radiological Protection, a Member of the Nuclear Institute, a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Member of the Association of University Radiation Protection Officers (AURPO) and a Member of the Safety and Reliability Society.  I have first hand experience of working with clients in various sectors that use radiation or work with radioactivity. My first hand radiological experience includes work with the following: veterinary, dental, food manufacturing, X-ray manufacturer/suppliers, industrial radiography, nuclear, universities, schools, class 7 dangerous goods transportation companies and contaminated land remediation. I have personally been involved in developing, reviewing and/or approving the content of all of our training courses. I welcome any feedback that you can give us on our courses to help RP Alba Ltd continually improve our courses and services to your benefit.