Telecommunications Safety

Introduction

ETSI activity in the field of telecommunications safety is based on the following legislation:

The Low Voltage Directive is one of a set of Directives that apply to electrical equipment. For more information, see the European Commission - Enterprise and Industry web pages on Electrical Equipment.

  • Physical Agents' Directive (non-ionizing radiation) (2004/40/EC).

This is part of a package of measures related to Health and Safety at work, and puts requirements on employers to provide their workers with a safe working environment, in particular with respect to ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMF).

Our Role & Activities

ETSI activity is carried out in close cooperation with CENELEC, who have the lead on developing Harmonised Standards enabling compliant equipment to be marketed. ETSI provide technical expertise to CENELEC on telecommunications-specific issues and ensure that equipment built to ETSI standards can comply with safety requirements.

Standards

The following is a list of the latest published ETSI standards on safety.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
EN 302 999 Safety; Remote Power Feeding Installations; Safety requirements for the erection and operation of information technology installations with remote power feeding
ES 202 999 SAFETY; Remote Power Feeding Installations; Safety requirements for the erection and operation of information technology installations with remote power feeding
TR 101 870 Fixed radio transmitter sites; Exposure to non-ionising electromagnetic fields; Guidelines for working conditions