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Thu 27 Jun 2024
09:30 - 10:30

Venue: Department of Physics, Rutherford Seminar Room

Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety

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Physics Health & Safety: Ionising Radiation Briefing for Users of X-Ray Generators (in person)

Thu 27 Jun 2024


A short briefing for anyone who wishes to use X-ray generators at Department of Physics, University of Cambridge. Required before attending hands-on training on specific X-ray equipment and part of registrations as "Ionising Radiation User" (for details see this page).

Target audience
  • People using/supervising users of X-ray generators at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 27 Jun   09:30 - 10:30 09:30 - 10:30 Department of Physics, Rutherford Seminar Room map Bart Hommels

By the end of the session, X-ray users should be able to:

  • Describe the main risks of using X-ray generators
  • Explain why risks must be controlled
  • List the types of measures used to control risks
  • Describe duties for risk control
  • Explain what to do if there is a problem

To provide information on radiation risks and precautions and the requirements of University of Cambridge (which comply with IRR 2017), in preparation for the attendees receiving hands-on training on use of specific X-ray equipment at the Department of Physics.

To assist in compliance with Department of Physics procedure on managing risks from ionizing radiation.




After the training session you will be enrolled onto the quiz and emailed a link. If necessary revise and complete the quiz. There are 10 questions of which you need to get 8 correct. If you fail the quiz you need to email You will then be asked to revise and be given another attempt at completing the quiz.


Held in room 980(A) Rutherford Building


Participation at the University of Cambridge Safety Office X-Ray Generators and Other Equipment Generating Ionising Radiations is an alternative and will provide exemption from this session. Evidence of other similar trainings will also be considered - please contact Physics Health and Safety Office (; 01223 337421).


One session of one hour approximately


Twice a term (more sessions will be set up if there is sufficient demand).

Radiation Safety

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