Non-Ionising Radiation Safety

Non-Ionising Radiation Safety

Electromagnetic Radiation

Employers have a legal responsibility to assess the risks of exposure to EMFs under The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016. Employees fitted with pacemakers or contraceptive implants may be at risk from EMFs which can interfere with these devices.

ARPS has the expertise to help clients to keep their workforce safe and comply with the legislation. We can undertake a site survey to ensure your equipment does not exceed the Action Levels in the regulations. 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
  • Medical diagnostic and treatment equipment using EMFs, (eg diathermy or transcranial magnetic stimulation)
  • Electromagnetic inspection equipment
  • Radar
  • Satellite communication antennas

Artificial Optical Radiation

If you use lasers in your workplace, ARPS can provide expert guidance on laser safety protocols and practices to help you comply with The Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010 (AOR2010).

As well as lasers, there are many other light sources which are covered under AOR2010. Please contact us if you use any of the following equipment:

  • Arc welders or plasma cutters
  • UV fluorescence and sterilisation systems
  • UV or blue light used for medical or cosmetic treatments
  • Intense Pulsed light sources (IPLs)