EMF and Optical Radiation CommitteeThe EMF and Optical Radiation (EMFOR) Committee provides a focal point within SRP for the practical implications of radiation protection for electromagnetic field (EMF) and optical radiation exposure.  The Committee is made up of a group of experts that take into consideration international best practice and legislation for the provision of advice.  It uses scientific results from the peer-reviewed literature to generate position statements and guidance related to non-ionsing radiaton exposure.

EMFOR Position Statements 5G Effect (June 2020)
EMF Research (May 2018)
Core of Knowledge - MHRA Guidance (Feb 2017) see Guidance section below.FAQs These are FAQs related to general questions about EMF and, more specifically, the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work (CEMFAW) Regulations 2016.


20 Questions Relating to EMF & Optical Radiation produced following a webinar in May 2020 entitled An Introduction to Non-Ionising Radiation Safety Management (member access only) 

Guidance for Safe Use of Lasers, Intense Light Source Systems and LEDs in medical, surgical, dental and aesthetic practicesThe Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued guidance on the safe use of lasers, intense light source systems and light emitting diodes (LEDs).  It includes a recommendation that medical establishments should utilise a Core of Knowledge syllabus.  SRP, the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) have issued a statement proposing that this Core of Knowledge syllabus should be adapted in order to provide more flexibility for laser and IPL users in medical practices.  The three societies recommend that there are two separate Core of Knowledge programmes:

  • A Core of Knowledge: Awareness Level for staff who are not using a laser or non-laser, but may be present within a clinical area where a laser or non-laser is being used.  This may include nursing staff, theatre assistants, trainees etc.
  • A Core of Knowledge: User Level for staff who are using a laser or non-laser to carry out procedures.  This would essentially be the authorised user.  A summary of what should be included in a written safety assessment report is provided here.

OtherBrexit - Safety of people relating to EMFs
Non-Ionising Radiation Article - David Rawlings (Radiation Protection Today, Dec 22)

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