In order to guarantee that cell phones, smartphones or tablet computers can be used at any time without any health risks, the legislature has set binding exposure limit values for the protection of health for the operation of radio systems.
The limit values are based on the current state of research and determine the limit of permitted loads that is not allowed to be exceeded.
If the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has issued a location certificate in accordance with the „Verordnung über das Nachweisverfahren zur Begrenzung elektromagnetischer Felder” (BEMFV), it confirms that the planned operation of the radio system will comply with the statutory EMF limit values wherever people may reside.
The PreHCM tool suite covers the entire lifecycle of the site certification process, from the preliminary assessment to the application and receipt of approval, commissioning and occupational health and safety assessment to the decommissioning of sites.
In the planning process of a radio system, the estimation functionality can be used to generate a forecast of the safety distances to be maintained (exposure area 2).
The distances obtained in this way in the vertical and horizontal direction help planners and site managers with the dimensioning and positioning of the antenna supports poles.
Occupational Safety Radio Systems
The occupational safety module can be used to evaluate the valid location certificate according to the antenna identification in accordance with DGUV regulation 15 (former BGVB11). The user receives a list of the safety distances for exposure area 1, which is the basis for labeling at the location.
The commissioning overview lists all revisions approved by the Federal Network Agency (progress = granted), stating their application-specific data (branch ID, location code, zip code, location name, site, revision, certificate number, progress, creator, changed by, last modification date). It is now possible to put individual radio systems of the revisions into operation.
The antenna overview enables the user to manage the antenna types known to the system or to export the stored antenna diagrams. The list also names the specific data belonging to the antenna (manufacturer, type, length, polarization, frequency band and downlink / uplink direction) and represents a logical link to the associated MSI files.