A simple test by our technicians can safeguard you against harmful radiation from your microwave.
Microwave Leakage Testing
Microwave ovens utilise radiation to heat food. When a microwave oven is turned on, radioactive energy is produced, causing the water in the food to vibrate rapidly. This rapid vibration produces heat, which in turn cooks the food. The energy produced by a microwave oven can escape out of a poorly sealed oven and can penetrate living tissue. This can be harmful to humans.
Once you turn off the microwave the energy dissipates and no longer represents a risk
General wear and tear can damage hinges, seals and other components leading to potentially dangerous radiation leakage. Slamming the door or dirt and food particles caught in the seals might cause the door to separate from the oven enclosure. All of which might allow dangerous leakage and potential harm to people near the operating microwave.
The unit is inspected for any obvious physical damage and the technician completes an electrical safety test in accordance with AS/NZS 3760:2010 In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
The Asset Support Group technician then complete a Radiation Leakage Inspection on your Microwave Oven on site in accordance with AS/NZS 60335.2.25 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for microwave ovens including combination microwave ovens. This involves the measurement of radiation levels around the oven using an advanced Microwave Radiation Leakage Detector.
Once the unit has been tested and passed, a sticker detailing AS/NZS 60335.2.25 certification is affixed to the front door of the Microwave to clearly display the unit is safe to use. A tag detailing AS/NZS 3760:2010 compliance is affixed to the power lead.
These tested should be conducted annually and can be combined with a site wide test and tag program to ensure compliance across your whole site.
To arrange for an ASG consultant to visit your workplace, please contact us at (03) 9776 9925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org