According to a survey; 56% of microwave ovens used for more than 2 years can leak levels of radiation 10% higher than the safety standard of 5mW/cm² regulated by the FDA and EPA.
We provide microwave oven testing to compliment our portable appliance testing service; microwave tests can be carried out at the same time as the PAT tests or independently.
As microwave tests are not needed as a normal requirement, we don’t do them automatically, only on request.
Microwave oven emissions testing checks that the levels of radiation emitted from the machine are within recommended guidelines. The radiation limit is set to 5 milliwatts per square centimetre at approximately 5 centimetres from the oven.
After time and use the door seals of an oven can wear down and become faulty, causing excessive leakage to occur
We also check the power and temperature rise, and the safety lock system, to ensure the microwave oven is safe for continued use.
We use appropriate equipment to ensure your oven operates in accordance with:
- BSEN60335-2-5 2002 Requirements for Microwave Ovens
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
You will receive a certificate confirming the microwave oven is safe
There is a fee of £10.00 per oven, with a callout fee of £35.00 to test microwave ovens as a standalone service, or £10.00 per oven when done at the same time as the PAT test.