The 2020 independent audit of Jersey’s mobile mast sites confirms that emissions are well within internationally recognised safe levels.
The audit, commissioned by the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, was carried out by consultants Freshwave during September.
Twelve test sites were chosen from all operators in various locations and all were found to be well below the safety limits for the public advised by internationally recognised standards, which are laid down by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). ICNIRP emission standards are recognised by the World Health Organisation and are used within the EU and other regions as a benchmark against which to measure the safety of radio-frequency emissions.
As mobile technology evolves, it is important to continue to respond to those concerns expressed by the public relating to emissions and demonstrate that monitoring is independent, continuous and robust.
Tim Ringsdore, CEO of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority, commented: “The annual testing of mobile mast sites around Jersey is part of our commitment to ensuring operators remain within internationally recognised limits for emissions, as set out in their licences.
“It is also important that government is kept fully informed to assist in its policy making, and to give the public confidence that the network infrastructure is compliant with the strictest international guidelines in an open and transparent way. I would like to thank the operators for their cooperation with this project and thank them for ensuring their sites comply with ICNIRP guidelines. The Authority will continue to monitor selected sites on an annual basis”.