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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ Microwave Safety

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Microwave Safety Systems. If you have any other questions that are not answered here, please give us a call or contact us via email.

  • What is achieved by an inspection?

    By having the microwave ovens on your premises inspected by Microwave Safety Systems, your organisation has ensured that the radiation levels are within the recommended limits and has reduced any ” Perceived Risk of Injury” arising from microwave radiation.

  • What happens if you find leakage?

    If the microwave is leaking radiation above the limit and we are unable to make any adjustments to reduce the radiation levels, we will place a “DO NOT USE” sticker on the unit and inform the contact.

    Please note that we do not perform any repairs but may be able to make small adjustment such as tightening accessible screws or realigning doors.

  • Does physical damage show leaks?

    No, Radiation leakage is measured in Milliwatts/cm sq. This can only be measured by having the units tested using an advanced microwave survey meter.

    Tests have shown that microwaves not showing any obvious signs of physical damage can leak radiation above the recommended limit.

    Units tested have been found to leaks of up to 20 times above the limit.

  • Why check my Microwave?

    Radiation leakage testing is a most practical and accurate way for your organisation to ensure that the radiation levels being emitted from its microwave ovens are within Radiation Health Committee Limits and Australian / New Zealand Standards.

    Microwave Safety Systems’ test results are valid for 12 months

  • Is MSS insured?

    MSS has Workers Compensation and $10,000,000.00 Public Liability. Certificates of Currency are available upon request.

  • Do I have to bring it to you?

    No. One of our Radiation Surveillance Technicians will conduct the inspections at your premises.

  • How much will it cost?

    The price will vary according to the number of units to be tested and the location of your premises (Metropolitan or Regional).
    Please click here to obtain a quote or contact our office on 1300 305 303.

  • What is involved in Microwave testing?

    One of our trained Radiation Surveillance Technicians will visit your workplace and conduct a three-point safety analysis including:

    Radiation Leakage, Physical Damage & Power Output.

    A sticker will be placed on each unit indicating radiation level and expiry of test results.

    Our Radiation Surveillance Technician will ask you or another staff member to sign-off on the work.

    From our office, we produce a written report which is posted to you for your records.