Health and Safety Executive

Ionising Radiations Health & Safety Forum (IRHSF)

IRHSF replaced the Ionising Radiations Advisory Committee (IRAC)

Terms of reference

To provide a liaison mechanism between the Health and Safety Executive (the Executive) and stakeholders on matters concerning protection against exposure to ionising radiations that are relevant to the work of the Health and Safety Commission and the Executive, and to identify significant issues for future action.


Membership includes representatives from a wide range of organisations with an interest in radiation protection. This includes professional societies; employers (CBI; Ministry of Defence; Department of Health; small businesses); employees (trade unions); government departments; the National Consumer Council (public interest); Greenpeace (non-governmental organisations); and the Radiation Protection Division of the Health Protection Agency together with representatives from the local authorities and research and teaching. Also any UK member of the EC’s Article 31 Group of Experts not otherwise included would be a member of the Forum.

Further information

For further information about the IRHSF contact Laurence Evans at the Health and Safety Executive, SI7 , 7NW, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS (Tel: 0207 717 6854; email: ).

Meetings of the IRHSF

The Ionising Radiations Advisory Committee (IRAC) was succeeded by the Ionising Radiation Health & Safety Forum.

IRAC Agendas

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Updated 28.05.09