EMF Awareness

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The new EMF Directive 2013/35/EU will come into force in July 2016, limiting the exposure of workers to levels of magnetic, electric and electromagnetic fields considered harmful.

The EMF Recommendation (1999/519/EC) requires manufacturers of apparatus under the Low Voltage and R&TTE Directives to assess their emissions with respect to human exposure.

The limits are largely based on guidelines published by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), and protect against established, harmful biological effects. New research since the old, never-in-force EMF Directive 2004/40/EC has led to significant changes to the limits at low frequencies.

UK legislation is awaited, along with official (but non-binding) guidance from the EU.

Course overview

This one day workshop looks at the background to the EU legislation, the ICNIRP guidelines, and practical implications of the legislation. Key subjects covered include:

Who should attend

Engineers and managers tasked with maintaining health and safety for workplaces where:

What is it about?

This course will provide you with an understanding of the ICNIRP guidelines and the necessary knowledge to ensure the correct steps are taken to ensure compliance with the European legislation. You will be provided with comprehensive notes, papers and references of currently applicable standards.

What will I get out of it?

Aims to give delegates an understanding, enabling them to apply the knowledge acquired to their own situation and discusses the scope of the legislation, how to assure workplace protection from EMFs and to record the findings of assessments.

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Last Updated: 2014-Feb-11

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