Non-Ionising Radiation

Employers have a responsibly to assess their employees’ potential exposure to electromagnetic fields. ARPS has the expertise to help our clients comply with The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 (CEMFAW16) and The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010 (CAORWR10). ARPS can undertake a site assessment to determine the potential exposures to personnel and make subsequent recommendations on how to mitigate exposures, where necessary. 

Some examples of equipment that may require assessment are below:

Artificial Optical Radiation (CAORWR10) Electromagnetic Fields (CEMFAW16)
Arc welders or plasma cutters Static magnetic fields > 1 T
UV fluorescence and sterilisation systems 11 kV electrical systems
UV or blue light used for medical or cosmetic treatments RF plasma devices (including vacuum deposition and sputtering)
Intense Pulsed light sources (IPLs) Arc and induction melting
Class 3B or Class 4 lasers (as defined in British Standard BS EN 60825-1: 2007) Industrial electrolysis equipment
Risk Group 3 lamp systems (as defined in British Standard BS EN 62471: 2008) Medical diagnostic and treatment equipment using EMFs, (eg diathermy or transcranial magnetic stimulation)