Microwave Testing

Microwave Testing

Microwave ovens are a critical piece of equipment for many commercial kitchens.  There are three main concerns with utilising these devices in the workplace .  These are –

  • Food Safety
  • Radiation Leakage
  • Electrical Safety.

Food Safety

Microwaves are rated with a specific power output (Watts) determined by the manufacturer.  This power output is critical to ensure food is being heated even and safe to ensure compliance with Food Safety legislation.

Our team can test and calculate the power output of your microwaves to ensure they comply with manufacturer’s specifications.

Radiation Leakage

Microwaves can leak radiation that exposes staff to harmful effects of radiation.  Symptoms to over-exposure to radiation include –

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • head ache
  • diarrhoea
  • increased risk of cancer.

Electrical Safety

Typically microwaves are an Earthed appliance that incorporate a series of electronic soft switches.  Microwaves required the following test process –

  • Visual Examination & Inspection
  • Earth Continuity
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Earth Leakage
  • Radiation Leakage
  • Power Output

131TAG – Electrical & Fire Contractors

Specialists in workplace Safty & Compliance