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Legislation

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work (CEMFAW) Regulations came into force in the UK in 2016. The regulations exist to ensure workers do not suffer adverse health effects from EMF exposure.

The CEMFAW regulations in full can be found here.

In summary, employers have a legal obligation to:

  • Assess levels of EMF in the workplace
  • If necessary, use measurements and calculations
  • Ensure that employee exposure is below legal limits
  • Take into account workers with active or passive implants (e.g. pacemakers, metal pins etc)
  • Provide EMF information and training where necessary
  • Provide health surveillance and medical examinations where appropriate
  • Record the EMF risk assessment, and subsequent action plan

We can help you fulfil your legislative requirements. We have performed hundreds of EMF assessments and so it is likely that we are familiar with your exposure situation. Our site surveys are cost effective, precise assessments that provide detailed reports with clear action plans, giving you everything you need to assess the risks presented.

The EMF assessment should be performed by competent persons. The relevant qualification is the Society for Radiological Protection’s (SRP’s) Chartered Radiation Protection Professional (CRadP). Work carried out by EMFcomp is performed by Chartered Radiation Protection Professionals, qualified and experienced in CEMFAW related work.

Selected organisations we have worked with include: The European Commission • AT&T • EDF Energy • Nissan • • Public Health England • Royal Society of Canada • Jaguar Land Rover • BT • TDK Lambda • Queen Mary University London • Capita • WSP • Glasgow Airport • ABB • BT Sport • Mitsubishi • Newcastle University • Siemens

Our company is a specialist in authoritative EMF safety advice and services. We recently co-wrote the European Commission’s Guide on EMF Safety, ‘The Practical Guide to the EMF Directive’ that forms the basis for assessing compliance with the EMF legislation ‘The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016’. The advice, measurement and modelling services that we provide in electromagnetic safety are based on the latest published scientific research.

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