Electromagnetic field measurements near mobile base stations

Cyhoeddwyd: 25 Awst 2016
Diweddarwyd diwethaf: 31 Mai 2024

Ofcom measures electromagnetic fields (EMF) near mobile phone base stations. We have been taking these measurements for many years, gradually covering more and more locations across the UK.

We take repeat measurements in Belfast, Cardiff, Liverpool and London. Taken under steady environmental conditions, these repeat audits allow us to observe any changes in EMF emissions over time.

Our measurements have shown that EMF levels are well within the general public EMF limits. Here you can find a test report for each location we have visited.

Older requests can be found at the National Archives.

Belfast Date of survey
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 515.3 KB) 15 December 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 509.7 KB) 10 November 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 507.3 KB) 13 October 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 506.3 KB) 8 September 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 511.4 KB) 11 August 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 511.4 KB) 28 July 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 425.2 KB) 9 June 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 427.1 KB) 21 April 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 399.1 KB) 10 February 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 399.1 KB) 13 January 2023
Belfast BT1 (G) (PDF, 397.9 KB) 19 August 2022
Belfast BT1 (F) (PDF, 384.2 KB) 22 July 2022
Belfast BT1 (E) (PDF, 384.2 KB) 24 June 2022
Belfast BT1 (D) (PDF, 387.3 KB) 20 May 2022
Belfast BT1 (C) (PDF, 390.8 KB) 8 April 2022
Belfast BT1 (B) (PDF, 390.7 KB) 18 March 2022
Belfast BT1 (A) (PDF, 390.0 KB) 11 February 2022
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 407.6 KB) 14 January 2022
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 548.3 KB) 3 December 2021
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 474.7 KB) 5 February 2020
Cardiff Date of survey
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 381.0 KB) 13 December 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 382.5 KB) 8 November 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 388.3 KB) 6 September 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 382.7 KB) 9 August 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 381.0 KB) 26 July 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 376.8 KB) 5 April 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 403.5 KB) 22 March 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 369.0 KB) 19 January 2023
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 379.0 KB) 7 December 2022
Cardiff CF10 (H) (PDF, 372.7 KB) 13 September 2022
Cardiff CF10 (G) (PDF, 372.7 KB) 10 August 2022
Cardiff CF10 (E) (PDF, 355.8 KB) 6 July 2022
Cardiff CF10 (D) (PDF, 362.3 KB) 1 June 2022
Cardiff CF10 (C) (PDF, 362.2 KB) 4 May 2022
Cardiff CF10 (F) (PDF, 362.3 KB) 14 April 2022
Cardiff CF10 (PDF, 387.0 KB) 2 March 2022
Cardiff CF10 (B) (PDF, 380.7 KB) 2 February 2022
Cardiff CF10 (A) (PDF, 380.7 KB) 5 January 2022
Cardiff CF10 (B) (PDF, 436.5 KB) 13 February 2020
Cardiff CF10 (A) (PDF, 406.6 KB) 4 February 2020
London Date of survey
London EC2M (PDF, 546.7 KB) 16 November 2023
London EC2M (PDF, 546.8 KB) 19 October 2023
London EC2M (PDF, 546.6 KB) 26 September 2023
London EC2M (PDF, 548.3 KB) 17 August 2023
London EC2M (PDF, 514.4 KB) 20 April 2023
London EC2M (PDF, 550.0 KB) 20 March 2023
London EC2M (PDF, 420.2 KB) 19 May 2022
London EC2M (PDF, 443.2 KB) 17 February 2022
Liverpool Date of survey
Liverpool L1 25 January 2024
Liverpool L1 23 November 2023
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 517.4 KB) 24 August 2023
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 513.6 KB) 29 June 2023
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 513.5 KB) 25 May 2023
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 513.6 KB) 23 April 2023
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 513.6 KB) 23 February 2023
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 395.9 KB) 26 January 2023
Liverpool L1 (C) (PDF, 394.9 KB) 15 September 2022
Liverpool L1 (B) (PDF, 394.9 KB) 29 July 2022
Liverpool L1 (D) (PDF, 399.4 KB) 16 June 2022
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 356.7 KB) 19 May 2022
Liverpool L1 (E) (PDF, 375.1 KB) 21 April 2022
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 375.2 KB) 20 January 2022
Liverpool L1 (PDF, 782.7 KB) 28 September 2021

January

Survey location Date of survey
Reading RG30 10 January 2024
Belfast BT6 10 January 2024
Cardiff CF10 10 January 2024
York YO30 5 January 2024

December

Survey location Date of survey
Hoddesdon EN11 13 December 2023
Wallingford OX10 8 December 2023
Bangor LL57 6 December
Blackburn BB1 5 December 2023
Blackburn BB2 5 December 2023

November

Survey location Date of survey
Oldham OL10 28 November 2023
Bolton BL2 28 November 2023
Cheltenham GL52 17 November 2023
Great Yarmouth NR31 8 November 2023

September

Survey location Date of survey
Rushden NN10 (PDF, 444.4 KB) 13 September 2023
Gloucester GL1 (PDF, 505.4 KB) 13 September 2023
Huntingdon PE29 (PDF, 412.7 KB) 7 September 2023

August

Survey location Date of survey
Birmingham B24 24 August 2023
Peterborough PE38 (PDF, 420.3 KB) 23 August 2023
Redditch B97 16 August 2023
Glasgow G5 11 August 2023
Milton Keynes MK9 (PDF, 478.8 KB) 10 August 2023
Glasgow G21 9 August 2023
Milton Keynes MK7 (PDF, 426.5 KB) 8 August 2023
Ely CB7 (PDF, 402.1 KB) 2 August 2023

July

Survey location Date of survey
Peterborough PE2 (PDF, 477.1 KB) 20 July 2023
Rackheath NR13 (PDF, 372.7 KB) 18 July 2023
Cupar KY15 14 July 2023
St Andrews KY16 13 July 2023
Edinburgh EH12 (PDF, 487.9 KB) 4 July 2023
Perth PH1 3 July 2023

June

Survey location Date of survey
Belfast BT5 (PDF, 516.4 KB) 22 June 2023
Antrim BT41 (PDF, 380.6 KB) 14 June 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 520.3 KB) 14 June 2023
Keady BT60 (PDF, 424.1 KB) 6 June 2023
Lurgan BT66 (PDF, 460.8 KB) 6 June 2023

May

Survey location Date of survey
Rathfriland BT34 (PDF, 352.0 KB) 30 May 2023
Tamworth B79 (PDF, 427.8 KB) 24 May 2023
Bedford MK41 (PDF, 414.5 KB) 22 May 2023
Kirkaldy KY2 16 May 2023
Wisbech PE13 (PDF, 433.1 KB) 17 May 2023
Belfast BT3 (PDF, 508.1 KB) 17 May 2023
Belfast BT12 (PDF, 493.9 KB) 17 May 2023
Dundee DD4 5 May 2023
Dundee DD4 4 May 2023

April

Survey location Date of survey
Ipswich (PDF, 473.4 KB) 26 April 2023
Belfast BT8 (PDF, 449.6 KB) 24 April 2023
Edinburgh E11 20 April 2023
Robroyston G33 (PDF, 463.6 KB) 19 April 2023
Coventry CV1 (PDF, 536.4 KB) 19 April 2023
Glenrothes KY7 18 April 2023
Coventry CV6 (PDF, 523.7 KB) 19 April 2023
Downpatrick BT60 (PDF, 380.0 KB) 18 April 2023
Glasgow G5 17 April 2023
Perth PH1 (PDF, 407.6 KB) 14 April 2023
Bury St Edmunds (PDF, 400.8 KB) 14 April 2023
Mildenhall (PDF, 368.6 KB) 13 April 2023
Gloucester GL4 (PDF, 499.3 KB) 6 April 2023
Swindon SN2 (PDF, 499.8 KB) 4 April 2023

March

Survey location Date of survey
Abernethy PH2 31 March 2023
Ballyclare BT39 (PDF, 342.2 KB) 30 March 2023
Newbridge EH28 30 March 2023
St Neots (PDF, 372.2 KB) 29 March 2023
Rosyth KY11 28 March 2023
Glenrothes KY6 27 March 2023
St Andrews KY16 (PDF, 402.9 KB) 24 March 2023
Newtownabbey BT37 (PDF, 414.0 KB) 24 March 2023
Nedging Tye (PDF, 283.7 KB) 23 March 2023
Livingston EH54 (PDF, 409.3 KB) 14 March 2023
Belfast BT1 (PDF, 528.8 KB) 10 March 2023
Dundee DD2 (PDF, 457.6 KB) 9 March 2023
Newtownabbey BT37 (PDF, 410.9 KB) 9 March 2023
London EN7 6 March 2023
Preston PR1 6 March 2023
Preston PR 6 March 2023
Edinburgh EH12 (PDF, 478.5 KB) 2 March 2023
Belfast BT4 (PDF, 393.6 KB) 1 March 2023
Dunfermline KY11 (PDF, 396.3 KB) 1 March 2023

February

Survey location Date of survey
Spalding PE11 (PDF, 453.0 KB) 28 February 2023
Stoke ST1 27 February 2023
Kirkaldy KY1 (A) (PDF, 461.7 KB) 24 February 2023
Kirkcaldy KY1 (PDF, 433.8 KB) 24 February 2023
Dereham NR19 (PDF, 435.4 KB) 21 February 2023
Belfast BT12 (PDF, 527.2 KB) 21 February 2023
Edinburgh EH4 (PDF, 566.2 KB) 20 February 2023
Perth PH1 (PDF, 529.6 KB) 14 February 2023
Buckhaven KY8 (PDF, 394.0 KB) 13 February 2023
Dundee DD1 (PDF, 564.4 KB) 10 February 2023
Luton LU3 (PDF, 512.0 KB) 7 February 2023
Belfast BT8 (PDF, 450.8 KB) 7 February 2023
Kirkaldy KY1 (PDF, 443.6 KB) 3 February 2023
Dundee DD4 (PDF, 453.4 KB) 2 February 2023
London SE15 (PDF, 531.5 KB) 1 February 2023

January

Survey location Date of survey
Shrewsbury SY2 (PDF, 428.5 KB) 30 January 2023
Leeds LS27 (PDF, 452.3 KB) 25 January 2023
London E9 (PDF, 503.6 KB) 20 January 2023
London EC4V (PDF, 481.1 KB) 9 January 2023
Survey location Date of survey
London BR1 (PDF, 503.4 KB)9 December 2022
London NW1 (PDF, 545.6 KB)5 December 2022
London EC2  (PDF, 511.6 KB)28 October 2022
Liverpool L13 (PDF, 520.8 KB)27 October 2022
Liverpool L36 (PDF, 541.1 KB)27 October 2022
Lisburn BT27 (PDF, 465.0 KB)29 September 2022
Bangor BT20 (PDF, 494.8 KB)20 December 2022
Leicester LE2 (PDF, 491.2 KB)10 November 2022
Manchester M46 (PDF, 387.6 KB)26 October 2022
St Helen's WA10 (A) (PDF, 451.9 KB)25 October 2022
St Helen's WA10 (PDF, 419.7 KB)25 October 2022
Manchester M40 (PDF, 406.7 KB)9 June 2022
Guildford GU1 (PDF, 390.8 KB)7 April 2022
Runcorn WA7 (PDF, 331.4 KB)1 April 2022
Buckley CH7 (PDF, 332.5 KB) 26 April 2022
Lincoln LN2 (PDF, 408.1 KB) 21 April 2022
Stevenage SG2 (PDF, 426.7 KB) 14 March 2022
Leeds LS26 (PDF, 377.5 KB) 1 March 2022
Swindon SN2 (PDF, 412.8 KB) 23 February 2022
Leeds LS13 (PDF, 375.1 KB)22 February 2022
Shrewsbury SY1 (PDF, 352.4 KB) 16 February 2022
Salford M6 (PDF, 368.0 KB)9 February 2022
Manchester M4 (PDF, 385.1 KB) 8 February 2022
Cambridge CB5 (PDF, 376.8 KB)3 February 2022
Cambridge CB4 (PDF, 449.6 KB) 3 February 2022
Manchester M17 (B) (PDF, 369.9 KB) 1 February 2022
Manchester M17 (A) (PDF, 369.9 KB) 1 February 2022
Telford TF3 (PDF, 370.7 KB) 1 February 2022
Birmingham B36 (PDF, 431.4 KB) 26 January 2022
Hatfield AL10 (PDF, 358.5 KB) 26 January 2022
London EC2M (PDF, 436.8 KB) 20 January 2022
Bristol BS3 (PDF, 434.6 KB) 18 January 2022
Liverpool L19 (B) (PDF, 387.9 KB) 18 January 2022
Liverpool L19 (A) (PDF, 352.6 KB) 13 January 2022
Liverpool L8 (PDF, 418.4 KB) 10 January 2022
London EC2M (PDF, 436.8 KB)16 June 2022
Manchester M22 (A) (PDF, 509.9 KB)31 August 2022
Manchester M22 (B) (PDF, 420.9 KB)2 September 2022
Manchester M8 (PDF, 421.7 KB)28 April 2022
Manchester M40 (PDF, 371.6 KB)24 June 2022
Manchester M45 (PDF, 382.3 KB)4 July 2022
Milton Keynes MK10 (PDF, 374.6 KB)13 May 2022
Peterborough PE2 (PDF, 411.5 KB)5 October 2022
Greasby CH49 (PDF, 411.7 KB)1 September 2022
Hertfordshire AL7 (PDF, 346.9 KB)7 July 2022
Leeds LS14 (PDF, 319.9 KB)16 September 2022
Liverpool L14 (A) (PDF, 410.0 KB)3 August 2022
Liverpool L14 (B) (PDF, 409.9 KB)5 August 2022
Liverpool L15 (PDF, 423.1 KB)22 September
Liverpool L18 (PDF, 396.1 KB)9 August 2022
Liverpool L19 (PDF, 345.4 KB)4 August 2022
Liverpool L36 (PDF, 415.8 KB)25 August 2022

Requested surveys

Survey location Date of survey
Romford RM7 (PDF, 430.1 KB) 23 June 2022
Coggeshall CO6 (PDF, 320.4 KB) 14 June 2022

We carried out 38 EMF measurement surveys near 5G-enabled mobile base stations between April and October 2021.

Summary of measurement results for April to October 2021 (PDF, 705.1 KB)

Survey location Date of survey
Abingdon OX13 (PDF, 745.5 KB) 16 June 2021
Belfast BT2 (PDF, 889.5 KB) 6 October 2021
Belfast BT4 (PDF, 927.2 KB) 15 June 2021
Belfast BT5 (PDF, 853.6 KB) 12 May 2021
Belfast BT16 (PDF, 863.1 KB) 26 May 2021
Birmingham B17 (PDF, 959.2 KB) 29 June 2021
Birmingham B28 (PDF, 935.8 KB) 22 June 2021
Bristol BS4 (PDF, 907.7 KB) 14 June 2021
Bristol BS11 (PDF, 820.6 KB) 27 April 2021
Bristol BS34 (PDF, 809.5 KB) 2 September 2021
Cheltenham GL51 (A) (PDF, 938.3 KB) 6 July 2021
Cheltenham GL51 (B) (PDF, 896.1 KB) 8 July 2021
Edinburgh EH22 (PDF, 796.4 KB) 24 June 2021
Glasgow G21 (PDF, 876.3 KB) 21 June 2021
Gloucester GL2 (PDF, 838.1 KB) 20 September 2021
Gloucester GL4 (PDF, 918.0 KB) 17 September 2021
Henlow SG16 (PDF, 636.8 KB) 12 August 2021
Hornsea HU18 (PDF, 393.6 KB)18 November 2021
Lisburn BT27 (PDF, 791.9 KB) 2 June 2021
Lisburn BT28 (PDF, 809.8 KB) 22 September 2021
Liverpool L18 (PDF, 872.4 KB) 7 October 2021
Liverpool L19 (PDF, 845.5 KB) 10 August 2021
London N1 (PDF, 579.8 KB)18 November 2021
Loughborough LE11 (PDF, 456.1 KB) 23 June 2021
Marston Moretaine MK43 (PDF, 407.4 KB) 1 September 2021
Newtownabbey BT36 (Site A) (PDF, 466.7 KB) 7 September 2021
Newtownabbey BT36 (Site B) (PDF, 484.9 KB) 24 August 2021
Newtownabbey BT36 (Site C) (PDF, 471.3 KB) 19 August 2021
Newtownabbey BT37 (PDF, 429.9 KB) 9 June 2021
Northampton NN1 (PDF, 518.6 KB) 4 May 2021
Nottingham NG1 (PDF, 576.7 KB)2 December 2021
Nottingham NG11 (PDF, 493.9 KB) 28 May 2021
Portishead BS20 (PDF, 435.0 KB) 4 October 2021
Rugeley WS15 (PDF, 776.2 KB) 3 June 2021
Salford M3 (PDF, 854.0 KB) 24 September 2021
Salford M50 (PDF, 855.1 KB) 24 August 2021
Speke L24 (A) (PDF, 788.7 KB) 12 August 2021
Speke L24 (B) (PDF, 775.1 KB) 15 September 2021
Stevenage SG1 (PDF, 476.6 KB)8 December 2021
St Albans AL3 (PDF, 829.9 KB) 18 August 2021
Telford TF1 (PDF, 493.5 KB)25 November 2021
Worcester WR4 (PDF, 827.1 KB) 22 September 2021
Worcester WR4 (2) (PDF, 517.4 KB)16 November 2021

Requested surveys

Survey location Date of survey
Derry/Londonderry BT48 (a) (PDF, 917.5 KB) 20 April 2021
Derry/Londonderry BT48 (b) (PDF, 808.7 KB) 22 April 2021
Eastleigh SO53 (PDF, 834.5 KB) 20 April 2021
Hawkhurst TN18 (PDF, 688.5 KB) 12 April 2021
London SW4 (PDF, 1.0 MB) 24 May 2021
Slough SL2 (PDF, 894.4 KB) 2 June 2021
Wellington TA21 (PDF, 689.8 KB) 26 August 2021

We carried out 33 EMF measurement surveys near 5G-enabled mobile base stations in 2020.

Summary of measurement results for 2020 (PDF, 973.8 KB)

Survey locationDate of survey
Birmingham B1 (PDF, 492.2 KB)6 February 2020
Borehamwood WD6 (PDF, 414.2 KB)14 October 2020
Bristol BS1 (PDF, 463.5 KB)5 February 2020
Bristol BS32 (A) (PDF, 416.1 KB)13 February 2020
Bristol BS32 (B) (PDF, 391.4 KB)4 November 2020
Cardiff CF24 (PDF, 465.3 KB)5 March 2020
Edinburgh EH11 (PDF, 358.9 KB)4 February 2020
Glasgow G2 (PDF, 492.1 KB)4 February 2020
Hatfield AL10 (PDF, 833.4 KB)5 October 2020
Liverpool L15 (PDF, 486.4 KB)6 February 2020
Liverpool L3 (A) (PDF, 517.7 KB)5 March 2020
Liverpool L3 (B) (PDF, 498.0 KB)7 February 2020
London E14 (PDF, 432.6 KB)4 February 2020
London EC1R (PDF, 489.2 KB)5 March 2020
London N1 (PDF, 421.7 KB)10 March 2020
London NW7 (PDF, 365.3 KB)23 October 2020
London SE1 (PDF, 428.1 KB)6 February 2020
London SW1V (PDF, 441.6 KB)4 February 2020
London WC2N (PDF, 412.0 KB)5 February 2020
Manchester M1 (PDF, 450.5 KB)14 February 2020
Manchester M16 (PDF, 455.9 KB)4 March 2020
Manchester M9 (PDF, 413.3 KB)3 February 2020
Penarth CF64 (PDF, 340.6 KB)20 October 2020
Pontefract WF8 (PDF, 398.8 KB)27 August 2020
Potters Bar EN6 (A) (PDF, 398.7 KB)9 September 2020
Potters Bar EN6 (B) (PDF, 401.0 KB)16 September 2020
Stevenage SG1 (PDF, 328.3 KB)14 February 2020
Swindon SN3 (PDF, 387.2 KB)3 September 2020
Watford WD25 (PDF, 396.7 KB)19 August 2020
Weybridge KT13 (PDF, 425.8 KB)30 September 2020

Requested surveys

Survey locationDate of survey
Oxted RH8 (PDF, 316.3 KB)21 September 2020

A summary of the highest measurement at each site audited is shown below. For the full measurement report, click on the site's name.

Name of site auditedName of townDate of auditSummary of result

High St Cranbrook TN18 4PY (PDF, 127.8 KB)

Cranbrook16 January 2018Pass
Derby Homes (PDF, 112.6 KB)Derby23 April 2018Pass
Highcliffe St Mark Primary School
(PDF, 551.7 KB)
Highcliffe4 December 2018Pass
Sunrising East Looe
(PDF, 196.1 KB)
Looe2 August 2018Pass
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