Implementing the EMF Regulations and their relevance to Healthcare

23 June 2017


Organised by IPEM's Ultrasound & Non-Ionising Radiation Special Interest Group

The Control of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) at Work regulations (EMF regulations) came into force in the UK on 1st July 2016 following the publication of the 2013/35/EU European Directive in 2013. These regulations require employers to assess the risks posed to staff and others from sources of electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the workplace. The European Union has also published a practical guide to the implementation of the EMF regulations in two, large, but comprehensive guides that also include practical examples.

Employers in the Healthcare sector should now have had the opportunity to review the impact of the regulations, assess the information in the practical guides and put a plan in place to ensure that their organisation demonstrates compliance.

This meeting should provide attendees with opportunities to:

Listen and put questions to experts on how to assess the risks from Electromagnetic fields
Learn how colleagues in the Healthcare sector have been raising awareness, implementing the EMF regulations and where appropriate utilising the subtle aspects of the derogations.

Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the nuances and the background behind the EMF regulations
2. How to assess risk from Electromagnetic fields in the Healthcare environment and the overall impact on working practices within the Healthcare sector 

Target audience

1. Clinical Scientists and Technologists with an interest in non-ionising radiation 
2. Healthcare managers with an interest in Health and Safety 
3. Radiation Safety Consultants
4. Academics
5. Estates professionals  

Invited Speakers
Prof Stephen Keevil, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Prof Malcolm Sperrin, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Download invited speaker biographies here


Abstract submission in now closed. Abstracts of papers to be presented at the meeting are available to download here before the event for reference.

The provisional programme is available to download here.

On-line registration is now closed. For any queries, please email the IPEM Conference Team or ring 01904 550598.  

Registration fees:
IPEM member: £155
IPEM member trainee: £130
IPEM member technologist: £115
IPEM member student/retired/non-salaried: £85
Non-member: £205

Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
Full prices apply from 26th May 2017.
Registration deadline: 9th June 2017

This conference will take place at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), approximately 10 minutes walk from Kings Cross / St Pancras stations. 

Society Building,
8 All Saints Street,
N1 9RL

Details of the venue, including a map and travel information, are available on their website here

If you have any queries, please 
email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 

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