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Microwave Leakage Testing

Supplier: Perth TT

Perth Testing and Tagging conducts microwave radiation leakage tests in the workplace to the above standard using specialised testing equipment that is correctly calibrated and meets the Australian Standard.

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Domestic radiation testers do not meet the standard.

Radiation leakage from a microwave oven often occurs through the doors and seals and is invisible. These harmful radiation leakages can cause harm to the health of users.

The Australian Standard states The microwave leakage at any point 50mm or more from the external surface of the appliance shall not exceed SOW/m2 (5mW/cm2).

AS/NZ 603352.25 ( AS/NZ 33S0.2.2S) -Australian and New Zealand Standard

The Australian Standard states that exposure to sufficiently high levels of micro/vaves will cause heating.

In the case of human tissue, excessive heating could have serious health effects, such as deep tissue burns and hypothermia.

The purpose of the Australim Standards is to avoid all adverse health effects by limiting exposure to levels below those at which heating occurs. The Standard applies to microwave ovens designed for domestic applications -even if used in a workplace.

The standard says microwave wens used in workplace staff rooms are not exd uded from the test approvals process and should be marked with an approvals identification signifying compliance with AS/NZS 3350.2.25:1997

Employers have a Duty of Care to ensure their workplace is safe and as such Perth Testing and Tagging recommends and conducts the testing of microwave ovens in the workplace annually as a minimum standard.

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