Other Agencies Dealing With EMF

National policy on EMF is decided by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). The Department is currently responsible for policy relating to the health effects of non-ionising radiation, including EMF. Responses to a list of FAQ relating to EMF and health can be found here.

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is responsible for the regulation of electronic communications services and networks. This includes management of the part of the EMF spectrum commonly referred to as radio frequencies (RF).

  • Under the General Authorisation for the provision of an electronic communications network and/or service ComReg requires that EMF emissions from RF transmitters are below ICNIRP guidelines. Reports of measurements undertaken at transmitter sites are published in their website.
  • Further information on individual mobile telephone masts is also available from ComReg through their SiteViewer.

Regulations governing exposure to EMF in workplaces are enforced by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). The regulations, set out in SI No 337 of 2016, require employers to carry out a risk assessment on EMF exposure in workplaces. Further information is available here.

Eirgrid and ESB ensure that all customers have a safe electricity supply, making sure that the entire network system (e.g. generation, transmission and distribution) complies with national and international EMF guidelines and regulations.

 

Useful documents on EMF issued by DCCAE, HSA, ESB and EirGrid can be obtained below: