EMF Directive Explained
The aim of this one day awareness course is to provide an overview of the Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Directive 2013/35/EU which is transposed into UK law by The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations (SI 2016 No 588); making it an important part of Health and Safety at Work.
Sometimes referred to as the ’Physical Agents Directive’, 2013/35/EU replaced the never in force 2004/40/EC and complements the older recommendation 1999/519/EC.
The EMF Directive is based on exposure limit values and action levels, which are aimed at preventing adverse health effects. It also includes methods and procedures for managing and measuring the human exposure to EMFs in the work place and lays down the minimum health and safety requirements for exposure of workers to electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
Organisations need to hold evidence of compliance with its legal requirements and this course helps them to be able to do so.
Bookings for this course can be made up to 7 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.
CPD hours | 5.5
Course Leader | Mark Tyndall
What is it about?
The course provides an overview of the effects of human exposure to EMFs, the ICNIRP guidelines and European legislation. It also covers standards and processes for managing, measuring and reducing exposures to fields where necessary.
Key subjects covered include
- Introduction to EMFs and potential sources
- Electromagnetic fields and human health
- Scientific guidelines for limiting human exposure
- Legislation, Directives and Standards
- Hazard ID, management and zoning
- Test equipment familiarisation
Who should attend?
- If you operate, control, or work in an environment which uses high currents or radio frequency equipment then you need to be aware of the EMF requirements in the workplace.
- Examples of applicable workplaces include (but are not limited to) factories, foundries, bakeries, production lines and power generation areas such as substations; especially where vulnerable users are involved (e.g. people with pacemakers and pregnant women).
- This course is intended to help the decision-makers and health and safety professionals in applicable manufacturing and service industries to become familiar with the requirements of the Directive.
What will I achieve?
- An understanding of the requirements of the European legislation
- An understanding of the health effects of human exposure to EMFs, and the safe limits incorporated within European legislation.
- Knowledge methods and procedures for managing and measuring human exposures to EMFs in the workplace.
- Understanding the health effects of human exposure to EMFs
- Learn how to manage and measure human exposure to EMFs in the workplace
- Understand the requirements of European legislation
- 5.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours* for chartered engineers or those working towards their chartered status
*Please note that the IET requirement is now 30 hours per year and can be monitored.