EMF Safety: Health and Safety Workplace Products

Training Course

Training Course

The topic of EMF safety is explained in this course together with its regulation, management, and assessment with a description of measurement equipment and demonstration of its use. Methods of communications and radar exposure calculation are included. It applies to industries including communications, radar, industrial processing, medicine, and other fields.

TÜV SÜD additionally offers the opportunity to deliver this training as a dedicated in-house course, delivered solely to your organisation to meet your needs and requirements. To receive a quote and find out more information, please contact us at [email protected]

course benefits

This course is delivered by one of TÜV SÜD's leading industry experts who have leading knowledge from their decades of experience. TÜV SÜD’s small class sizes enhance the trainer-delegate relationship to ensure our delegates leave with confidence in the knowledge they have acquired throughout the training course and includes a globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate upon completion.

All of our physical classrooms come with refreshments and lunch as standard.

Who will benefit?

Those involved in:

  • Design
  • Installation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance of electrical products and installations producing electromagnetic fields.

Safety practitioners from all disciplines:

  • Supervisors
  • Managers of people working with EMF; people from other disciplines who use EMF in research, medical work and other industries.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the nature and properties of electromagnetic fields (EMF) and the difference between ionising and non-ionising radiation.
  • Understand the health effects of EMF on the human body including electrostimulation and heating, shocks and burns, and indirect hazards to, flammable atmospheres, Electro Explosive Devices (EEDs), and medical implants.
  • To be able to identify and comply with UK CEMFAW Regulations and EU Physical Agents (EMF) Directive and to perform a risk assessment.
  • To be able to identify and comply with product UKCA and CE marking regulations, their EMF standards, and assessment methods.
  • Understand the need for exposure limit value/basic restrictions and the permitted electric, magnetic, and power density exposure action/reference levels.
  • To be able to select and operate suitable EMF monitoring equipment and perform risk assessment surveys to address both thermal and non-thermal effects of exposure due to intentional transmissions and leakage.
  • To perform simple predictions of EMF radiation from different types of antenna.

course agenda

  • Electromagnetic Fields (EMF): The nature of electromagnetic fields, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the distinction between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. The units used in measuring field strength and power density. The effect of wave shape and modulation.
  • EMF Effects on the Human Body: EMF low-frequency electrostimulation effects on the human body. EMF high-frequency thermal effects on the human body. The risk of contact current shock and burns and induced limb current heating. The indirect effects of EMF on medical devices, flammable, and Electro Explosive Devices.
  • EMF Regulation: EMF documents; Physical Agents Directive (EMF) 2013/35/EU and guides, general public guidance for Europe 1999/519/EC, UK Regulations S1 2016 No. 588, International ICNIRP, US IEEEC95.1. Basis of EMF exposure; exposure limit values/basic restrictions and the measurable action/reference levels. Workplace and product EMF standards. Workers/persons at particular risk.
  • Workplace EMF Safety Management: Obligations for employers. Risk assessment from initial to detailed assessment in accordance with the Physical Agents Directive (EMF) Practical Guides. Case studies. Preventative and precautionary measures. Health surveillance and medical assistance.
  • Measurement of Thermal Effects: Handheld EMF meters and operation. The use of time-averaging and spatial averaging. Dealing with multiple sources. Personal monitor PPE and area monitors. Current monitor for induced and contact currents. Equipment leakage measurement. Calibration and measurement uncertainty.
  • Spectrum Analyser Measurement: Spectrum analysers and their use with measurement antennas. Consideration of IF bandwidth, mean & peak power, scanning/rotational averaging factor, and field to power density conversion. Basestation method. Calculation of total exposure ratio.
  • Measurement of Non-Thermal Effects: Magnetic field and electric field measurement instruments. Spatial averaging. Contact current. Sources and assessment of EMF for; welding, induction heating, and furnaces, electrical power systems, non-destructive testing, magnetizers/demagnetizers, railways.
  • Product Regulation, Standards, and Methods: UK/EU regulatory compliance, EU Directives, and their harmonised standards. Wireless product standards and methods for SAR measurement, EMF scanning, and EMF calculation. Non-wireless product standards and methods for welding, household, lighting, and machinery products.
  • Calculation of EMF due to Antennas: Basic antenna theory and antenna gain. Wire and aperture antenna types. Near and far-fields. Rayleigh distance and aperture antenna near field. HF, VHF and UHF antenna general case.
  • Dish/Array Calculation and Measurement: Calculation methods flow chart. Far-field power density calculation to give compliance boundary. Shinn diagram method and use for survey planning. Measurement approach and consideration of meter response time and application of scanning factors. Leakage measurement.
  • Site Assessment: Need for site risk assessment survey. Collection technical data. Planning exercise. Application of safety controls. Leakage checklist.

Methodology

Instructor-led training course.

Upon completion, you will receive your globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate on EMF Safety: Health and Safety Workplace Products.

Learning assessments

  • Class exercises involving use of calculators and reference to EMF documents.
  • Hands on use of measurement instrumentation with example measurements.
  • Course assessment (multiple choice questions).

Trainer BIo

Peter Dorey, Principal Consultant, TÜV SÜD

Peter Dorey joined TÜV SÜD in 1977 (previously a Siemens Plessey company). Specialised in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and TEMPEST secure product certification. From 2000 to date Peter has worked as a consultant providing and developing consultancy and training services for the defence, aerospace, rail and industry sectors. Preparation of project documentation including control plans, test plans, gap analysis tools, and risk assessments.

PAYMENT METHODS

Payment options depend on delivery method of the course:

  • E-learning courses - select credit card payment on checkout.
  • Instructor-led/public courses - currently payable by invoice only.

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