If you operate, control or work in an environment which uses certain types of electrical or radio frequency equipment, you need to assess the risks to your staff and others, in particular those with medical implants such as pacemakers, hip joints, metal plates, cochlea implants.
Whilst the majority of risks concern high currents and radiofrequency equipment, even the use of mobile or cordless phones by vulnerable groups of people (those who are pregnant or have medical implants) need to be assessed.
Since 1999, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations have required employers to carry out risk assessments covering all risks in the workplace.
The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work (CEMFAW) Regulations 2016 have recently reinforced this, requiring employers to assess exposure to electromagnetic fields and then assess the resulting risks to their staff.
The kinds of industrial activities which will be affected include:
In the majority of cases, these risk assessments can be accomplished by reference to the HSE guidance and to manufacturer’s data, and no further action will be required.
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