SC23 - Summary
06 Dec 2010



Code summary





  • Head-aches
  • Disorientation
  • Persons with pacemakers

Roles affected

  • Research​ scientists
  • Scientific support staff
  • Persons in close proximity to equipment.


​This code is likely to affect you only if you work with equipment such as radio transmitters, radar sets, or radio-frequency (RF) and/or microwave power systems associated with particle accelerators or RD antennas. The code describes how people are protected from the energy radiated from transmitting aerials and from other high power RF systems.  At the heart of the code is the appointment of Electromagnetic Field Protection Advisors (EPAs), experts on particular RF systems and who undertake measurements of EMF and are responsible for ensuring that these RF systems do not present significant hazards to people. The code establishes action values above which documented risk assessments must be undertaken and limit values electric and magnetic field strengths at which Occupation Health assessment is required.

Contact: Baker, Gareth (STFC,DL,COO)