Whenever a microwave oven is turned on, radioactive energy is produced. This causes the water in food to vibrate rapidly, produce heat, and cook the food.
The energy produced by a microwave oven can penetrate through living tissue which is why exposure is harmful to our health.
Sometimes microwave ovens can leak. Slamming the door, dirt or food particles caught in the door seals and hinges, or basic wear and tear all cause the oven door to slightly separate from the oven enclosure. If this happens, invisible but highly dangerous microwaves, can leak from the appliance and cause adverse health effects. When the oven is turned off, the microwaves disappear but during use, you may be exposing yourself to dangerous levels of radiation leakage.
Employers have a duty of care to protect employees from harmful radiation leakage. Microwave leakage testing will determine whether the appliance is safe to use. Microwave testing is particularly important in the retail food industry.
Maitland Tag Team can test the oven for radiation leakage using specialised equipment.
The appliance will be appropriately tagged if it passes the test.
Contact us today on 0405 414 669 to book a test.