For work you do with ionising radiation you may need to apply to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to:
You might have to notify or hold registrations and consents at the same time. This depends on the work you do.
You won’t need to renew your notification, registration or consent unless there’s a significant change to the information you give when you apply.
We strongly advise you to consult with your radiation protection adviser (RPA) before you apply.
HSE has the power to revoke registrations or consents where appropriate. You can find out when we’ll consider revocation in our detailed guidance document.
You’ll only need to notify or register ionising radiation work with HSE once, no matter how many:
You must register work with a radiation generator unless it’s used for a practice that requires consent or work that’s exempted. In the vast majority of cases an X-ray device is a radiation generator.
You must notify HSE if you work in a radon atmosphere above an annual average concentration of 300Bq m-3.
If you have had multiple assessments, use the highest figure.
You must apply for consent if you do any of the following high-risk work with ionising radiation:
Find definitions of the above work descriptions in our detailed guidance document.
If you carry out more than one of these work practices you must apply for a separate consent for each one.
If you do the same type of work across multiple sites you only need one consent.
For more detailed information on notification, registration and consent, refer to regulations 5, 6 and 7 in the draft Approved Code of Practice and guidance.
You can also find further guidance and examples in our detailed guidance document.