Safeguarding the health and safety of our customers, public and employees is given high priority at Vodafone.
In addressing our commitment to the safety of our customers, public and employees and addressing public concern we:
We support research to resolve scientific uncertainty and we are committed to reducing public concern by making objective information widely available to our stakeholders and by engaging in open, transparent dialogue
In addition to ensuring that all of our base stations meet the ARPANSA Standard, we ensure that access points to its base station sites are clearly signed to indicate the presence and nature of antennas and other radio equipment. Working procedures are in place to ensure that if landlords, their employees or contractors, or members of the public need access to the rooftop, they are advised of the area of the roof to which access should be restricted or arrangements can be made to power down the antenna.
When any telecommunications equipment is installed on any property, a full radiofrequency safety assessment is conducted by an accredited assessor. The assessor provides the property owner/manager with a Radiocommunications Site Management Book (RCSMB). The book is designed to help anyone who is required to work near the radio telecommunications equipment (base station) installed on the roof and to do so safely.