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Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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14.  Every employer shall ensure that—

(a)those of his employees who are engaged in work with ionising radiation are given appropriate training in the field of radiation protection and receive such information and instruction as is suitable and sufficient for them to know—

(i)the risks to health created by exposure to ionising radiation;

(ii)the precautions which should be taken; and

(iii)the importance of complying with the medical, technical and administrative requirements of these Regulations;

(b)adequate information is given to other persons who are directly concerned with the work with ionising radiation carried on by the employer to ensure their health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable; and

(c)those female employees of that employer who are engaged in work with ionising radiation are informed of the possible risk arising from ionising radiation to the foetus and to a nursing infant and of the importance of those employees informing the employer in writing as soon as possible—

(i)after becoming aware of their pregnancy; or

(ii)if they are breast feeding.

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