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EMF Signages Board Specification

& Placement Guidelines

Release History
EDITION

01

DATE OF ISSUE

7. 2012

Reason for issue

Prepare by

Inter Discipline
Check

Prasoon Saxena,
Ajay Shinde

Review by

Approved by

Details of
Amendments/
Revisions

WonJoon Lee,
Anurag
Chaturvedi

Vikas Bonde

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INDEX

Table of Contents
1

Introduction to EMF ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

Signages Board placement position for RTT ................................................................................................................................... 7

4.1

4.2
5

5.1

5.2

6.1

EMF Signages Board Specifications .................................................................................................................................................... 5

Sample EMF Board ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

Placement Guidelines for RTT (Square & delta structure)......................................................................................................... 7


RF Layout for Typical for RTT ................................................................................................................................................................ 8

Signages Board placement position for RTP ................................................................................................................................... 9

Placement Guidelines for RTP (Single Pole & H Pole Structure) ............................................................................................. 9
RF Layout for Typical for RTP .............................................................................................................................................................. 10

Signages Board placement position for Wall Mount & Parapet ............................................................................................11
Placement Guidelines for Wall Mount & Parapet Structure .................................................................................................... 11

6.2

RF Layout for Typical for Wall Mount & Parapet ......................................................................................................................... 12

Signages Board placement position for GBT ................................................................................................................................. 15

7.1

8.1

8.2

Signages Board placement position for GBM ................................................................................................................................ 14

Placement Guidelines for Wall Mount & Parapet Structure .................................................................................................... 14

Placement Guidelines for Wall GBT ................................................................................................................................................... 15


RF Layout for Typical for GBT .............................................................................................................................................................. 16

Importance of Signages Board ............................................................................................................................................................ 17

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1 Introduction to EMF
Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) of Mobile Communication Network produce electromagnetic fields & can be
viewed as the combination of an electric field and a magnetic field,

EMF Radiations measurement Measured in the form of Power Density whose unit is W/m2 and
is dependent on the frequency band at which it is being radiated,
DOT has release the guidelines for EMF Regulation,

The main aim of the measurement is to confirm the compliance of base station installation as per

The limits prescribed by the Department of Telecommunications and ensure in terms of that will not effect to

Public health

RJIL LTE Threshold Power Density <1 W/m2 valid for 2300 Mhz Band

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2 EMF Signages Board Specifications


The Mobile service operator will ensure provision of proper signage warning board to be placed on a eNB sites
for general public of the exclusion zone,
The sign board should be clearly visible and identifiable and signage boards should as per the DOT guidelines
EMF signage's board define into 3 category,
1.Danger

2.Warning
3.Caution

RF Radiation! Do not touch the tower!


Placement - On the tower structure at height of 2 to 4 mtrs
Non ionizing Radiation! Beyond this point RF field exist that exceed the ICNIRP limits,
Placement - To be provided only where exclusion zone is formed in any area accessible to
public, like terrace etc
Non- ionizing Radiation
Placement - At entry point of roof of the building of BTS in case of RTT or at the entrance of
BTS compound in case of GBT

Color Code specification:


The Color codes for Danger, Warning & Caution are Red, Orange & Yellow respectively,
Size Specification:
All Signages board shall be of 2 feet in width and 3 feet in height,

Board Material
Board shall be of fiber/ tin/Flex & shall be placed wherever it is applicable for RTT, RTP, Wallmount, GBM, GBT
Some signage should make in form of plastic/ flex sticker with high adhesive

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3 Sample EMF Board


Danger

RF Radiation! Do not touch


the tower!

Placement - On the tower


structure at height of 2 to 4
mtrs

Warning

Caution

Placement - To be
provided only where
exclusion zone is formed
in any area

Placement - At entry
point of roof of the
building of BTS in case of
RTT or at the entrance of
BTS compound in case of
GBT

Non ionizing Radiation!


Beyond this point RF field
exist exceed the ICNIRP
limits,

Non- ionizing Radiation

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4 Signages Board placement position for RTT


4.1 Placement Guidelines for RTT (Square & delta structure)

Danger To placed on height of 4meter from the base of Antenna on RTT Structure , with the help of clamp as
shown in the picture , can be place on any one leg of RTT (square/ delta structure),

Case 1 if a site is in form of RTT + RTP , means two antenna place on RTT and one is on RTP, then 2 boards
require

Case 2- if a site is in form of RTT+RTP, means one antenna is on RTT and two are on Pole, then 3 signages board
require, one for RTT, Two are for the poles

Caution To be place on main entrance door of terrace, signages board to be place in form of plastic sticker high
adhesive or can be hang on mail entrance
Warning To be place on door of eNB room on ODC or on shelter room, signages board to be place in form of
plastic sticker high adhesive or can be hang on main door
e.g)for RTT, RTT+RTP
Danger

Caution

Warning

Signage board make of Tin,

Signage board make of Tin

Signage board make in form of


Plastic Sticker

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4.2 RF Layout for Typical for RTT

Danger board to be place on height of 4 metre from the base of RTT,

Warning board to be place on shelter or on ODC , which ever is applicable


Caution to be place on main entrance to terrace

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5 Signages Board placement position for RTP


5.1 Placement Guidelines for RTP (Single Pole & H Pole Structure)
Danger To placed on height of 4meter from the base of antenna, with the help of clamp as shown in the picture ,
can be place as per below case
Case 1 If three poles are placed in different corner, three Danger signage to be placed at each pole

Case 2- If three pole are place together on same location in area of 5sqmeter, one danger signage to be place on
any one leg
Case 3 Incase for H type Pole, one danger to be place on each H Pole Structure

Caution To be place on main entrance door of terrace, signages board to be place in form of plastic sticker high
adhesive or can be hang on mail entrance
Warning To be place on door of eNB room on ODC or on shelter room, signages board to be place in form of
plastic sticker high adhesive or can be hang on main door
e.g)for RTP single pole & H Type Structure
Danger

Signage board make of Tin

Caution

Warning

Signage board make of Tin

Signage board make of Plastic


Sticker

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5.2 RF Layout for Typical for RTP

All are same except for H Pole, For H Pole need to place the danger board on H Pole Structure , if two H Pole located
on terrace , two danger board need to place
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6 Signages Board placement position for Wall Mount &


Parapet
6.1 Placement Guidelines for Wall Mount & Parapet Structure
Danger To placed on base of wall mount of all antenna location & for Parapet structure to be place on height of 4
mters on parapet pole leg on all the antenna location

Caution To be place on main entrance door of terrace, signages board to be place in form of plastic sticker high
adhesive or can be hang on mail entrance
Warning To be place on door of eNB room on ODC or on shelter room, signages board to be place in form of
plastic sticker high adhesive or can be hang on main door
e.g) for wall mount & parapet structure
Danger

Caution

Danger board to be place on


base of antenna and make of tin
or plastic, which ever is
applicable

Signage board make of Tin

Warning

Signage board make of Plastic


Sticker
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6.2 RF Layout for Typical for Wall Mount & Parapet

Danger to be place as shown in above pics,

Caution to be place on main entrance to terrace

Warning to be place on shelter room and on ODC , whichever is applicable

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Parapet

For Parapet pole location , danger to be place on height of 4meter on all pole locations

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7 Signages Board placement position for GBM


7.1 Placement Guidelines for Wall Mount & Parapet Structure
Danger To placed on height of 5 meter from the base of antenna as shown in the picture ,

Caution To be place on main door of eNB , signages board to be place in form of plastic sticker high adhesive or
in form of tin/fiber board can be hang on main entrance

Warning To be place on door of eNB room, signages board to be place in form of plastic sticker high adhesive or
or in form of tin/fiber board can be hang on main entrance
e.g) For GBM site

Typical GBM site location , warning & caution board to be installed on door of eNB & danger to be place on height
of 5 mtrs from the base

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8 Signages Board placement position for GBT


8.1 Placement Guidelines for Wall GBT
Danger To placed on height of 5 meter from the base of GBT Tower , with the help of clamp

Caution To be place on main entrance , main gate entering to GBT sites , to be fix with help of clamp

Warning To be place on door of eNB room, signages board to be place in form of plastic sticker high adhesive

e.g) For GBT site


Danger

Caution

Signage board make of Tin

Signage board make of Flex


Board

Warning

Signage board make of Plastic


Sticker

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8.2 RF Layout for Typical for GBT

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9 Importance of Signages Board


Signage's board to be place properly, if any signage's is missing, will make it non-compliance

DOT Obligations:

Penalty of INR 5000 to be imposed on per signage's board of first verification, if the compliance is not received
With in 1 month from the inspection date, a penalty of INR 5000 per week shall be imposed there after, Subject to
limit of INR 50,000 per site per instance
Signage's board picture must require in EMF report mentioning their location

Signage's board & Colour should be as per the standard format & as per DOT guidelines

As during DoT audit, inspection person will check with the help of measuring tape for height, width & the location
if vary, site will be non-compliance and penalty to be imposed on operator

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