RF EME Field Measurements
Corearth provide RF EME field measurement services to building and property owners, community members and operators of telecommunication facilities. In consultation with the client, Corearth firstly establish a scope of works. Once on site, RF EME measurements are taken at specific locations in order to find the highest readings. Corearth measurement technicians can also take the opportunity to review RF warning signage and access restrictions designed to prevent inadvertent access of persons to areas that may exceed general public exposure limits.
Results are then analysed and a report containing measurement findings is generated to either certify site safety compliance with general public exposure limits as defined in the ARPANSA RPS3 (2002) Standard, or the steps necessary to attain compliance.
For further information on RF EME site measurements and compliance services, refer to our Contact Us page.
Corearth ISO/IEC AS 17025 NATA Accreditation
Accreditation is formal third-party recognition of the competence of an organisation to perform the activities for which it is accredited. Corearth is accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) for the measurement of RF EME fields in accordance with AS/NZS 2772.2 and the issuing of NATA endorsed measurement reports in accordance with the requirements of AS 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
Accreditation is an endorsement of the technical competency of our staff in the measurement of RF EME fields, our control of procedural and management processes and our status as an independent body having no affiliation with any part of the design, manufacture, ownership, use or maintenance of that being assessed.
To ensure the highest level of confidence that your EME assessment complies with the Australian Communication Media Authority's EME exposure limits, the ACMA recommends using an organisation accredited by NATA.
Regulatory Arrangements and Compliance Framework
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) sets public health limits governing human exposure to RF EME. These exposure limits are set out in the ARPANSA Standard RPS3 - Radiation Protection Standard - Maximum exposure levels to radiofrequency fields - 3 kHz to 300 GHz. This Standard has been adopted by the Australian Communication Media Authority (ACMA) as the definition of EME exposure limits for communication equipment.
The regulatory requirement that defines licensee obligations for compliance with the requirements of the Standard is achieved by means of a Licence Condition attached to each radiocommunications licence issued by ACMA. The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2003 mandates licensees to ensure that the operation of their equipment does not exceed the general public exposure limits of the ARPANSA Standard at any location that is accessible to the general public.
Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015
Part 3 Subsection 8(1) — “The RF field produced by a transmitter operated under the licence must not exceed the reference levels for general public exposure at a place accessible to a member of the general public.”