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The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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17.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this regulation a practitioner or operator must not carry out any exposure or any practical aspect without having been adequately trained.

(2) A certificate issued by an institute or person competent to award degrees or diplomas or to provide other evidence of training is, if such certificate so attests, sufficient proof that the person to whom it has been issued has been adequately trained.

(3) Nothing in paragraph (1) above prevents a person from participating in practical aspects of the procedure as part of practical training if this is done under the supervision of a person who is adequately trained.

(4) The employer must keep and have available for inspection by the relevant enforcing authority an up-to-date record of all relevant training undertaken by all practitioners and operators engaged by the employer to carry out any exposures or any practical aspect of such exposures showing the date or dates on which training qualifying as adequate training was completed and the nature of the training.

(5) Where the employer (employer A) enters into a contract with another employer (employer B) to engage a practitioner or operator otherwise employed by that employer B, employer B is responsible for keeping the records required by paragraph (4) and must supply such records to employer A forthwith upon request.

(6) Schedule 3 makes further provision about the training of practitioners and operators.

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