The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016

The information on this page will help you understand what you need to do as an employer under the CEMFAW Regulations which came into force in July 2016. It may also be useful to others with responsibility for health and safety, ie employees and safety representatives.

What must you do?

An employer is required to:

The CEMFAW Regulations contains a Schedule which introduces limits, explains the effects of EMFs and provides details of safety conditions which must be met. In addition they allow the sensory-effects ELVs to be exceeded when certain safety conditions stated in the Schedule to the Regulations are met.


Exemptions to the exposure limits apply in the following circumstances:

Updated 2021-08-24