Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequency (RF) sometimes referred to RADHAZ is a hazard to workers globally.

It is an employers and operators responsibility to manage the risk and comply with legislation or guidance set out for example in the EMF Directive 2013/35/EU which has derived from the Physical Agents Directive, The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Electromagnetic Fields) Regulations 2016 or ICNIRP .

Training is among a range of measures required to comply with the requirements and guidance that protects workers from harm. The Praxis42 IOSH Approved EMF and RF Awareness course has been developed by EMF and RF experts for a global audience and is used by Vodafone, Ericsson and EE to mention just a few international operators.

Owners or operators of sites where Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) or Radio Frequencies (RF) are produced require that workers are trained in EMF and RF safety before they are granted access.

Praxis42 is an Arqiva Accepted Training Provider for EMF and RF refresher courses and also meets the requirements of the MATS Group. Completing the training course and gaining the certificate will provide evidence as part of the Arqiva Gateway Process and also at other operators sites.

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) also referred to as Radio Frequency (RF) can be generated both intentionally and unintentionally in a variety of working environments with employees being accidentally exposed to harmful levels of EMFs or RF.

EMFs and RF are used in many industrial processes including induction heating, semiconductor processing and medical diathermy as well as the more well known examples of telecommunication and broadcast systems. In fact any equipment that generates an amount of electrical current can produce significant magnetic fields.

Aims of the Course

This course aims to help organisations:

  • Be fully aware of EMFs.
  • Where they occur.
  • The risks involved.
  • The permissible exposure levels to employees and others, enabling you to appreciate the hazards and risk and take appropriate action.

It will help you in demonstrating that your organisation is compliant with the requirements to protect employees and others from exposure to electromagnetic fields in the workplace.

The certificate validity for this course is 3 years.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for anyone who uses, or may come into contact with EMFs, as part of their work.

The course has been developed by health and safety experts with particular experience working in the area of EMFs and RF. The result is a high quality training solution that gives managers and employees the awareness to meet their health and safety obligations.

How is it Delivered?

Our EMF and RF Awareness eLearning course is delivered through our SHINE eLearning platform. This solves the problem of compliance record keeping by recording completion of courses and making them available for you to view and manage electronically. No more struggling to find training records should you have a visit from the enforcing agency or an audit.

Candidates can access the course through a web browser on a desktop or laptop PC. We can also provide the course to be integrated into a SCORM compliant LMS.

The training can be completed at the employee’s own pace by “book marking” and recording progress and returning to the training at a later time. In delivering the training in this way, the normal cost of training are reduced, whilst still achieving the desired awareness and compliance with the organisation’s legal responsibilities.

At the end of the training the trainee will complete an assessment.

By offering the course in an online format you can reduce your company training costs while still achieving the legally required compliance when it comes to EMF awareness in the workplace, and all the training related to it. If required, we are also happy to provide the EMF and RF Awareness course to be integrated into an LMS that complies with SCORM.

Course duration

This course takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.

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Additional information

EMF Awareness Product Guide Download Pdf

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Technical Requirements

Please read our eLearning Technical Specification for information about the technical requirements of our courses.