Jersey’s mobile telecoms operators employ base stations to connect mobile phones to the mobile network using radio frequencies. Operators are responsible for ensuring that radio emissions associated with these base stations meet the standards set down by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The ICNIRP standards are recognised by the World Health Organisation and used within the European Union and other global regions as benchmarks against which to measure radio transmissions.
We carry out annual Mast Audits to measure radio emissions from base stations and check they remain within ICNIRP standards. These audits also examine the safety processes and procedures each operator uses to ensure compliance with licence obligations relating to radio emissions, and protect the public, their own staff and others who may come into contact with any base station. A visual quick guide to mast audits is provided below.
If you are concerned about the levels of emissions from a mast and would like to bring it to our attention for consideration for future testing please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the latest Jersey Mast Audit is available here.
An interactive map showing the location of Jersey’s radio base stations is available here.
Information on our plans to licence 5G spectrum in Jersey is available here.
Further information about ICNIRP and their current guidance on safe levels of emissions can be found here.