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The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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8.—(1) The employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to employees arising from their exposure to electromagnetic fields.

(2) The risk assessment shall include consideration of, where relevant—

(a)the ALs and ELVs;

(b)the frequency range, level, duration and type of exposure, including its distribution over the employee’s body and the workplace;

(c)direct biophysical effects;

(d)replacement equipment designed to reduce the level of exposure;

(e)information obtained from any health surveillance or medical examinations provided under regulation 11;

(f)information provided by the manufacturer or distributor of equipment;

(g)multiple sources of exposure;

(h)simultaneous exposure to multiple frequency fields;

(i)indirect effects;

(j)any effects on employees at particular risk; and

(k)other health and safety related information.

(3) The risks referred to in paragraph (1) do not include the risk of effects—

(a)caused by contact with live conductors;

(b)caused by multiple and separate instances of exposure; or

(c)which continue to develop when exposure has ceased.

(4) The employer shall review the assessment when—

(a)there is reason to suspect it is no longer valid; or

(b)there has been a significant change in the matters to which it relates,

and make such changes to it as are necessary to ensure it remains suitable and sufficient.

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