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The Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999

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Maintenance and examination of engineering controls etc. and personal protective equipment

10.  (1)  A radiation employer who provides any engineering control, design feature, safety feature or warning device to meet the requirements of regulation 8(2)(a) shall ensure—

(a)that any such control, feature or device is properly maintained; and

(b)where appropriate, that thorough examinations and tests of such controls, features or devices are carried out at suitable intervals.

(2) Every radiation employer shall ensure that all personal protective equipment provided pursuant to regulation 8 is, where appropriate, thoroughly examined at suitable intervals and is properly maintained and that, in the case of respiratory protective equipment, a suitable record of that examination is made and kept for at least two years from the date on which the examination was made and that the record includes a statement of the condition of the equipment at the time of the examination.

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