RF Assessments

EMFcomp are the UK’s leading experts in radiofrequency or RF assessments.

Our Chartered Radiation Protection Professionals specialise in measuring RF emissions from antennas, phone masts and other sources of non-ionising radiation, to examine RF compliance with the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work (CEMFAW) Regulations, ICNIRP guidance and CLC/TR 50427 ‘Assessment of inadvertent ignition of flammable atmospheres by radio-frequency radiation’. Operating across a wide range of sectors, our RF experts work with clients to protect their workforce from RF exposure hazards. We supply mitigation measures to allow RF compliance with all EMF regulations and industry standards. Get in touch today for your free RF safety consultation.


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RF Hazard Assessments

Antennas, either on rooftops, towers or within buildings, produce RF emissions that potentially cause adverse health effects in workers. They also interfere with cardiac devices, such as pacemakers and ICDs (implanted defibrillators), and ignite flammable atmospheres. Strong radiofrequency fields can put the RF health of a workforce at risk, and potentially lead to HSE action against an employer.

Organisations with over five employees are required by law to complete an EMF risk assessment. We know safety is your primary concern. Like you, we believe that no one should be injured or made ill through their work. You need to understand how employee exposure compares with limits set out in the EMF Regulations and ICNIRP guidance. An EMFcomp chartered RF expert can be trusted to provide a high-quality RF survey of high frequency field exposure situations. We deliver RF assessment reports to satisfy any regulator or authoritative body.

Providing the UK’s Leading RF Compliance Services

Unfortunately, RF safety is a largely unregulated sector. Many unqualified consultants exist. If you engage a low-quality RF consultant, the duty and liability under H&S law remain yours (though the consultant will be liable with you for any offence committed due to their act or omission).

Our award-winning RF specialists have a huge amount of experience in measuring RF emissions from 10 MHz to 60 GHz. EMFcomp assess non-ionising radiation for frequencies between from 0 Hz to 60 GHz. We have worked in the RF assessment sector for decades, and can draw upon a wide expert network. EMFcomp is SafeContractor accredited and an Affiliate of the Society for Radiological Protection. Hence, clients can be confident that they are provided with the highest quality RF assessment services.

Space Science

Our RF modelling and measurement methods are derived from state-of-the-art technology in the space science sector. As a result, EMFcomp was awarded a place in the European Space Agency BIC. After successfully completing the ESA BIC programme, the advanced RF services we developed can now be applied to your project. Whether you need an assessment of RF welding equipment, antennas, or RF heat sealing devices, we can help. Please get in touch. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

01What Are the Hazards Associated with RF Fields?

RF emissions can be harmful to a worker’s health. A RF radiation hazard is produced by antennas and can cause fatigue, headaches, heatstroke, hyperthermia, and even burns under certain conditions. It can also interfere with implanted medical devices such as cardiac pacemakers and ICDs, pins, rods and stents, insulin pumps and brain shunts.

02What Is the Legal Situation?

The UK’s EMF regulations (the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations, or CEMFAW) present limits, below which adverse effects from RF exposure will not occur. Employers in all sectors have a legal responsibility to carry out RF monitoring and assess employee RF exposure against these levels. Companies with five employees or more are required by law to complete an RF risk assessment.  If field values are above RF exposure limits, employers need to limit a worker’s exposure to RF fields, usually through the provision of RF safety exclusion zones.

03Who Can Carry Out an EMF Assessment?

UK legislation states that EMF assessments, RF measurement and SAR modelling should be planned and carried out by a competent RF consultant at regular intervals. EMFcomp Limited is made up of experienced RF specialists who can carry out this assessment for you. We have an excellent track record of helping companies, large or small, related to RF compliance with the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016.

We can be involved at any stage to provide thorough, high quality RF assessment for your company’s project. A chartered RF specialist will work efficiently alongside site teams or contractors, ensuring that our safety assessments cause minimal disruption to ongoing project delivery. We carry out RF radiation exposure surveys in many different workplace environments, anywhere in the UK. We can take RF measurements where and when it is most convenient for you. We want our clients to have full visibility of our work on compliance projects. An RF expert can provide customers with updates and progress reports as required. If any queries arise either during or after an RF survey, we will always answer these questions promptly and in detail.

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