Frequently asked questions
What is the best way to check for any radiation leakage?
Radiation leakage is not visible or have any smell. The best and accurate way to detect any leakage and ensure that your microwave oven is operating safely is with a microwave survey meter and in accordance with the Australian Standards:
Why do microwave ovens leak radiation?
Excessive radiation leakage mostly occurs from the door seal or hinge areas, this is often the result of the door being closed too hard (slamming) or basically due to normal wear and tear/usage.
How much radiation leakage is dangerous?
Levels of radiation above 5 milliwatts per square centimeter (5mW/sq.cm) are considered harmful. Stay Safe Test and Tag Services is able to perform tests to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 60335.2.25, which specifies a minimum leakage test level of less than 5mW/sq.cm. This ensures your microwave in your workplace or at home is working safely and is not presenting a health risk to your employees or family. Once the test is complete, a sticker will be placed on the unit indicating the radiation level and expiryof test results. Together with an electrical test (test & tag) to confirm the microwave oven is safe to use ensures the safety of your employees, visitors to your worksite and at home.