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EMF Safety Training Course - Industrial Workplace

Inhouse Training1 DayIntermediate
The topic of EMF safety is explained on this course together with its regulation, management and assessment with practical measurement examples. It applies to industrial workplaces, particularly those with electrical and dielectric welding, induction heating, magnetizer/demagnetizers, and high power electrical systems.
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance of electrical products and installations producing electromagnetic fields.
  • Supervisors and Managers of people working with EMF in research, medical work and other industries.
  • 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 the UK CEMFAW and EU Physical Agents (EMF) Directive and to perform a risk assessment.
  • 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.
  • 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 waveshape 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.
  • Measurement of Non-Thermal Effects 0-10MHz: 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.
  • Course delivered by one of TÜV SÜD's leading industry experts.
  • Small class sizes enhance trainer-delegate relationship.
  • Receive globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate upon completion.
Upon completion, you will receive your globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate on EMF Safety: Industrial Workplace.

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].

We would be happy to provide you an individual offer.


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