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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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Safety

The operation of terrestrial microwave and satellite uplinks unfortunately brings both the operator and occasionally the public into contact with a number of potential hazards. So we need to examine the range of hazards and the measures that can be taken to minimize the risks. There is health and safety legislation in many countries covering these hazards, and in the United Kingdom, the primary safety agency is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The most important consideration when operating any type of microwave link is safety – there is a saying in the business, ‘no story is worth a life’. To consider the impact on the operation it is necessary to identify the specific risks. As we are going to look at risks and hazards, let us ...

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