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Aurora is granted RPA Body Status by the HSE

We are delighted to announce that Aurora has been granted Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) Body Status by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Aurora has satisfied the HSE that it has the appropriate arrangements in place to act in the capacity of an RPA Body, including the provision of RPA advice as a corporate organisation, under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17).

24 November 2020

Whilst Aurora has twelve certificated RPAs who can individually provide RPA advice to our Clients, the RPA Body Status will enable us to provide more flexible services to our Clients whereby experienced technical, but non-certificated RPA, staff can work under the supervision of our RPAs to provide advice, without comprising the quality of the services we provide.

The RPA Body Status will also allow our RPA trainees to take a lead with the provision of RPA advice, in line with their experience and competency, but before they have fully satisfied all of the competency requirements necessary to attain an RPA certificate.

This allows trainees to gain valuable ‘in role’ experience and develop their skillset and will ensure that once they have achieved certificated status, they are ready to be appointed as an Aurora RPA.