Non-Ionising Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Assessments

Our team has the expertise to assess the risks associated with EMFs present at their premises.

What are Non-Ionising Electromagnetic Fields and what are my responsibilities?

Electromagnetic Fields are present wherever there is electrical energy. This includes power frequencies, microwaves and radio frequencies, as opposed to optical radiation which is ultraviolet, visible and infrared. Non-ionising radiation (NIR) is the area of the electromagnetic spectrum which covers both optical radiation and electromagnetic fields.

EMFs are static electric, static magnetic and time-varying electric, magnetic and electromagnetic (radio wave) fields with frequencies up to 300 GHz.

What will the survey provide? 

Our team has the expertise to assess the risks associated with EMFs present at their premises. In some cases, a survey of EMFs produced by certain equipment may be required. Where a site survey is undertaken by our team, EMF strengths will be measured across relevant frequency ranges and reported against the applicable Action Levels (Als) and Exposure Limit Values (ELVs) stipulated in CEMFAW. This will identify any requirements for remedial action to be taken to comply with CEMFAW. 

If you work with any of the following equipment, please let us know and we can assess whether additional control measures may be necessary.

  •  MRI or NMR systems
  • 11 kV electrical systems
  •  RF plasma devices
  •  Arc and induction melting
  •  Industrial electrolysis equipment
  •  Electromagnetic inspection equipment
  •  Radar
  •  Satellite communication antennas

What regulations relate to EMF Exposure?

Exposure of employees to EMFs is regulated under the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 (CEMFAW). If you work with electrical appliances such as electrolysis equipment, radar, or satellite communication antennas, we can undertake an assessment of this equipment and, if necessary, carry out a site survey to quantify EMF strengths. 

Employers are legally responsible for assessing the risks of exposure to EMFs under CEMFAW.  Employees fitted with medical devices (e.g. pacemakers) may be at risk from EMFs which can interfere with this equipment. 

Our knowledge of the issues surrounding the risk management and legal compliance of hazardous materials gives our clients complete reassurance throughout their project, with real time visibility of all hazardous materials and all risks.

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