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The Ionising Radiations Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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35.—(1) An employee who is engaged in work with ionising radiation shall not knowingly expose themselves or any other person to ionising radiation to an extent greater than is reasonably necessary for the purposes of their work, and shall exercise reasonable care while carrying out such work.

(2) Every employee or outside worker for whom personal protective equipment is provided pursuant to regulation 9(2)(c) shall—

(a)make full and proper use of any such personal protective equipment;

(b)immediately report to the employer who provided any such personal protective equipment any defect they discover in that equipment; and

(c)take all reasonable steps to ensure that any such personal protective equipment is returned after use to the accommodation provided for it.

(3) It is the duty of every classified outside worker not to misuse the radiation passbook issued to that worker or falsify or attempt to falsify any of the information contained in it.

(4) Any employee to whom regulation 22(1) or regulation 13(2)(b) relates shall comply with any reasonable requirement imposed on that person by that person’s employer for the purposes of making the measurements and assessments required under regulation 22(1) and regulation 24(1).

(5) An employee who is subject to medical surveillance under regulation 25 shall, when required by their employer and at the cost of the employer, present themselves during their working hours for such medical examination and tests as may be required for the purposes of regulation 25(2) and shall provide the relevant doctor with such information concerning their health as the relevant doctor may reasonably require.

(6) Where an employee has reasonable cause to believe that—

(a)they or some other person has received an overexposure;

(b)an occurrence mentioned in paragraph (1) or (3) of regulation 31 has occurred; or

(c)an incident mentioned in regulation 33(6) has occurred,

they shall immediately notify their employer of that belief.

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