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Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety

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Physics Health & Safety: Ionising Radiation Briefing for Users of X-Ray Generators


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

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.




There will be a short written quiz at the end of this session. Please bring a pen.


The Rutherford Seminar Room is room 980A, very close to the Rutherfor Hub offices on the first floor.


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 training will also be considered - please contact Saba Alai (; 01223 337397).


One session of one and a quarter hours


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

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