Update to EMF guidance

Ofcom has published simplified guidance on its new electromagnetic fields (EMF) licence condition.

On 1 March 2021, Ofcom published an update on the new condition they are proposing to apply to spectrum licence holders using equipment that can transmit at power levels higher than 10 Watts EIRP (or 6.1 Watts ERP).

Ofcom also published detailed guidance on how licensees can ensure they comply with the new condition as well as an updated version of their EMF calculator, which helps licensees assess their compliance.

Ofcn has now published additional simplified guidance for spectrum licensees including:

  • Simplified guidance for all spectrum users
  • Additional guidance for maritime radio users
  • Additional guidance for amateur radio users

This update includes tailored guidance for specific radio users designed to help them comply with the new licence condition. It also includes instructions on how to use the EMF calculator. The guidance is currently in draft form and Ofcom welcomes feedback on these documents by 16 April 2021.