EMF Testing

Assess EMF levels with total confidence

If you work with electronic or electrical equipment, you should regularly assess potential exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) to reduce employee health risks and comply with Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work (CEMFAW) Regulations.

Our start-to-finish service covers the entire EMF testing process, from locating and measuring exposure to providing detailed test reports and remedial solutions for non-compliance.

  • Specialists with 30 years’ experience in EMF testing
  • Testing for high-technology manufacturing environments and equipment
  • On-site assessments across the UK
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IES provided an efficient, well thought out method of testing which caused minimum disruption to our ongoing business operations."
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What we do

We help high-technology manufacturers across the UK to locate and assess EMF exposure, whether that involves specific pieces of equipment or entire production environments.

  • On-site EMF testing to measure and locate levels of electric and magnetic field strength and exposure
  • A verbal debrief following testing
  • Detailed test reports breaking down results 
  • Comparison with relevant exposure limit values (ELVs)
  • Remedial solutions in the event that emissions are non-compliant with CEMFAW Regulations (including reviewing operation modes and zoning principles)
  • Annual contracts that include ongoing support for wear and tear
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Further information on our EMF Testing service

What is EMF testing?

Electromagnetic Field (EMF) testing measures and controls the levels of both electric and magnetic fields that people are exposed to when using electrical equipment, and ensures they’re within safe limits for exposure.

A testing service can cover environmental and/or product-based compliance, and can be based on limits for occupational health and safety or general public exposure. EMF assessments use electric and magnetic field probes and other specialised equipment.

Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) arises from electrical equipment—including everything from household appliances such as a microwave oven to industrial machinery. High EMF levels can pose health risks unless the right steps are taken. Manufacturers also have a duty of care for people with pacemakers, as electromagnetic fields can disrupt the function of these devices. 

There are several national and international regulations that control the limits of EMF, and the International Commission of Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) is used as a guide for safe working levels. The ICNIRP recommends limiting EMF exposure to below thresholds that are proven to cause adverse health effects.

Why is EMF testing important?
Electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions are an important consideration for sites that operate high current or high radio frequency levels—for example, plasma machines, semiconductor wafers, fab tools and RF welding tools.
The government has outlined the responsibility of employers to assess the levels of EMF and address potential risks of high levels for employees—including adverse health effects—in the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work (CEMFAW) Regulations 2016. 

Manufacturers have a duty to carry out EMF testing to confirm EMF exposure levels and ensure that they are below the exposure limit values (ELVs) specified in the CEMFAW Regulations.

Manufacturers should consider conducting regular tests to ensure compliance—many choose to do this annually. This helps cover wear and tear and can be considered as part of maintenance.
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Trusted by SPTS Technologies, Element Six, Pall Europe and more

Since 1991, we’ve been helping manufacturers in the microelectronics, semiconductor, pharma and other high-technology industries to test and risk assess electrical equipment in cleanrooms, labs, production facilities and other sites that operate high-voltage applications across the UK.

Why work with us?

  • Work with a partner that has more than 30 years’ experience in EMF testing and the right specialist knowledge 
  • Have total confidence that your equipment has been rigorously tested by a specialist team of EMF testing experts and ticks every required box
  • Get specialist support and remedial solutions if your equipment is non-compliant with CEMFAW regulations
  • Work with a flexible team that appreciates plans can change and is happy to come up with new ways to solve client problems
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Our unique capabilities

Deep expertise in compliance testing

Our team has decades of experience in compliance testing, so you can have total confidence you’re in the right hands.

Specialist testing equipment

We’ve got all the necessary testing equipment, including electric and magnetic field probes and other specialised equipment

Annual contract

Our annual contract offering provides you with ongoing support and regular testing at intervals to cover wear and tear.

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