The International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) sets the standard for legislation in all EU member countries. EMF Directive 2013/35/EU legislation places a legal obligation on European and UK businesses to ensure that workers are not exposed to electromagnetic fields above certain fundamental values.

It is the responsibility of both employer and employee to ensure that electromagnetic amplitudes do not exceed the recommended values. To be compliant, businesses should test all electrodynamics within the workplace.

ICNIRP values are multi-layered and require an expert EMF technician qualified in the field of both electrical engineering to make reliable EMF audits within the workplace. Businesses are required to prove compliance with the guidelines by taking multiple frequency data-recordings, preferably in real-time for the following spectrums:

  • Magnetic flux
  • Electric fields
  • Harmonic radiation
  • High frequency radiation
  • Ground currents
  • Static currents

EMR site evaluations must determine the exact location of non-compliant issues, implementing “Action Levels” or “Exposure Limits” within company health and safety limiting conditions. Ultimately, this demonstrates that the business has made all possible efforts to adhere to the required guidelines and protect their workforce from health ailments arising from non-ionising radiation.

To understand the benefits of different assessments types, or for clarification of your company's requirements to the EMF Directive, call 0161 929 0232 to speak with one of our team.